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Quick Takes: Network Client market to grow to $5.5 billion

France Telecom selects Juniper and Ericsson for high speed Net infrastructure

Juniper Networks has announced that France Telecom has selected Juniper's M160Internet backbone routers for its Points-of-Presence (POPs) at the heart of its North American Backbone Network (NABN). Specifically designed to address the speed and growing number of smart IP services between the US and Europe, France Telecom NABN will develop its new service offerings for its major multinational customers. The Juniper Networks Internet infrastructure will help France Telecom build services with fast, reliable connections in their POPs using 10 Gb/s circuits (OC-192c/STM64). Juniper Networks M-series routers support the full portfolio of France Telecom services including variable speed Internet access, Data, Voice and Hosting Centers as well as Carrier Wholesale Services. In addition, the FT key locations will benefit from reduced operations costs with the M160 reduced footprint and efficient use of power for lower monthly real estate usage and electrical costs.

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Atoga's OAR 30 named most promising new optical-networking technology

Atoga Systems which provides intelligent wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) products using tunable lasers, announced that its Optical Application Router 30 (OAR 30) has won the SUPERQuest Award for Most Promising New Technology in the category of public-network, optical-networking equipment. Sponsored by SUPERCOMM and CMP Media's magazine, in cooperation with Network Magazine, the SUPERQuest Awards are designed to recognize the year's best built networks and most promising new technologies, and to honor the key products and technologies launched at SUPERCOMM. SUPERQuest winners were announced during a ceremony June 5 at SUPERCOMM.

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HSS Signaling Stacks integrate with Adax Boards

OEMs implementing 3G and Voice over Packet (VoP) networks have a new option, with the announcement of a new integrated product from Hughes Software Systems (HSS) and Adax. The two have collaborated to develop a single product source for 3G and VoP infrastructure. The companies are demonstrating pre-integrated IP and ATM solutions at Supercomm 2001, with HSS Signaling Stack M3UA integrated with ADAX SCTP/Tprotocol and controller boards for Voice over Packet and UMTS networks. This combination of higher layer protocol stacks and solutions from HSS, and signaling boards and software from Adax provides OEMs rapid deployment of VoP and mobile data applications on traditional and new networks. HSS' M3UA stack has been integrated with the kernel based SCTP/T and HDC board from ADAX, to offer an important building block for VoP Signaling solutions. HSS' MTP 3B stack is also now available with the Adax ATM boards - a critical component of UMTS.



Network Client market to grow to $5.5 Billion by 2005, In-Stat says

The worldwide Network Client market (including Network Interface Cards (NICs), LAN on Motherboard silicon, embedded LAN connections such as those in-home gateways, and Mini-PCI connections) will grow from $3.1 billion in 2001 to $5.5 billion in 2005, according to Cahners In-Stat Group. The high-tech market research firm reports that growth will be spurred by emerging technologies such as Gigabit Ethernet. Wireless connectivity will also be a growth driver in the network client market in coming years. The strong desire for wireless LAN connections on both laptops as well as new form factor devices such as residential gateways will result in robust volume shipments for technologies such as 802.11b and newer technologies in the WLAN space such as 802.11a. Another important trend in the network client market is the continued integration of basic LAN connectivity into both business and consumer PCs. Both Fast Ethernet LAN on Motherboard connections as well as continued integration of Ethernet functionality into the core PC chipsets will mean most PCs shipped in the future will come "pre-wired" for networking. The report, "Network Clients Market: Getting Fast and Mobile," (No. LN0104NC), includes market shares for all wired NICs, LAN on Motherboard, and wireless LAN NICs. In-Stat Group

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