Under the contract, Ericsson will deploy its industry leading AXI 580 and AXI 520 Internet Protocol (IP) Backbone routers (based on the Juniper Networks M-Series IP routers). As part of Ericsson's Packet Backbone Network solution, the routers will be used to extend Deutsche Telekom's IP network. The new routers will help Deutsche Telekom significantly increase the bandwidth of its backbone to provide superior quality, low latency and high availability for the services it delivers to its enterprise and consumer customers.

As the end-to-end solution provider, Ericsson will also provide installation, implementation, system support, spare part management and professional services. Implementation began in October 2001, as part of a special ad-hoc contract.

"We are proud that Deutsche Telekom AG has chosen the Ericsson and Juniper Networks solutions to enhance its global IP network", said Karl Alsmar, President LM Ericsson International AB, Global Customer Unit Deutsche Telekom. "This enhancement of their backbone with our packet backbone portfolio will further improve their ability to deliver first class services to their customers."

"By selecting the solution provided by Ericsson and Juniper Networks, Deutsche Telekom gains a scalable, secure and reliable global IP infrastructure, " said Carl Showalter, Vice President of Marketing, Juniper Networks, Inc. "This solutions enables public and private IP services for Deutsche Telekom's growing customer base."

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