Partnership with Internet2 to Build Advanced 100Gbps Broadband Network Serving U.S.
Advanced Broadband Network to
Connect Schools, Libraries, Community Colleges, Health Centers and Public
Safety Organizations via Innovative 100 Gbps Juniper Routers
Calif., August 12 2010 – Juniper
Networks® (NYSE: JNPR) today announced it will
make a $2.5 million cash donation to Internet2 (also known as University
Corporation for Advanced Internet Development), an advanced networking
consortium led by the research and education community, in support of the
development of a new, nationwide 100 Gigabit-per-second (Gbps) network serving
U.S. community institutions.
Internet2, with partners
National LambdaRail, Northern Tier Network Consortium and Indiana University were recently
awarded a federal stimulus grant from the National Telecommunications and
Information Administration (NTIA) to create a nationwide
high-capacity network that will enable advanced networking features for more
than 200,000 essential community anchor institutions.
This new network
infrastructure, the United States Unified Community Anchor Network (U.S. UCAN),
will be a coast-to-coast, advanced network infrastructure that, together with state
and regional network partners, will enable the connection of America's
community anchor institutions—schools, libraries, community colleges,
health centers and public safety organizations—to support advanced
applications not possible with today's typical Internet service. The network
will be built on the collective national network assets of the U.S. UCAN
partners and will also include the construction of new facilities across the
Networks has been an Internet2 corporate
partner and a principal provider of IP networking equipment to
Internet2’s national backbone since 2002. As part of the U.S. UCAN
infrastructure, Internet2 will deploy Juniper
Networks MX Series
3D Universal Edge Routers,
Series Routers and supporting services. Juniper introduced the industry's
first 100 Gigabit Ethernet router interface card on the T Series T1600 core
router in June, 2009.
“Juniper Networks is pleased to extend its long-term
partnership with Internet2 for the U.S. UCAN project,” said Andy Zupsic, senior vice president, Americas
Enterprise Sales, Juniper Networks.
“U.S. UCAN, whose advanced broadband network will be built
by Internet2 and its partners, will include a Juniper
Networks 100 Gigabit per second Ethernet router backbone. The
U.S. UCAN infrastructure will connect 200,000 community anchor institutions and
35 million individuals across the U.S.,
as well as encourage the adoption of next-generation Internet applications.
This network will have the power to support high-bandwidth applications in such
life-changing fields as telemedicine, public safety, and distance
U.S. UCAN will
expand Internet2’s capabilities with increased resiliency and capacity.
The overall network includes acquisition of nearly 12,000 miles of newly-lit
fiber and creates a resilient set of fiber paths through the middle of the
country where there is the highest demand, with added capabilities for the
Northern Tier and throughout the south and east.
grateful for the commitment Juniper Networks
demonstrates year in and year out in helping us build breakthrough cyber
infrastructures that link communities across America,”
said Rob Vietzke, Internet2
executive director of network services. “Juniper’s partnership in
U.S. UCAN will ensure that advanced network services are available to everyone,
even those who reside in remote or economically depressed areas of the country.
Juniper Networks routers will enable
us to provide state-of-the-art services based on IPv6 and multicast services
which require abundant capacity and the fastest connection speeds for
high-bandwidth, rich media applications in medicine and distance
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