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Quick Takes: SingTel deploys Juniper routers

This installment of searchNetworking Quick Takes includes networking industry-related announcements from: Juniper, Lucent, Cisco, Sun, Alcatel and Compaq.

SingTel deploys Juniper routers in exchange expansion

Juniper Networks announced the deployment of its M-series Internet routers in the SingTel IX network. The network build out focuses on expanding global network capacity, and introducing new services for corporate and wholesale users based on Internet Protocol (IP).


SaskTel deploying advanced video services

Lucent Technologies announced a new high-performance solution for delivering Internet Protocol (IP) video over digital subscriber line (DSL), enabling service providers to offer new revenue-generating services to their customers.


Cisco router completes IBM Shark testing

Cost-effective management and transport of storage of data will be on the minds of attendees at the Storage Networking World conference in Palm Desert, Calif. this week. What's high on their wish list these days? Interoperability among heterogeneous IT equipment solutions -- precisely what Cisco is showcasing with its SN 5420 Storage Router v.2.1.1.


Sun launches Sun Fire 12K server

Sun has launched the Sun Fire 12K, a new class of low-cost, high-performance servers at previously unseen price points. Sun says the Sun Fire 12K provides customers with maximum investment protection, system availability, flexibility and application performance. It also incorporates Sun's Uniboard technology, assuring customers of interoperability with Sun's complete UltraSPARC/Solaris Operating Environment server family.


Alcatel to supply first phase of GSM network

Alcatel and Alcatel Altech Telecoms, its joint venture company in South Africa, today announced they have signed a 64 million Euro contract with Vodacom Congo for the supply of a GSM 900/1800 MHz network. This is the first phase of a five-year frame contract recently signed with Vodacom and exceeding 145 million Euro.


Compaq delivers PCI-X array controller

Compaq announced its PCI-X Array Controller, which it says is designed to deliver faster and more reliable management and protection of data stored on multiple hard drives. The Smart Array 5312 Controller (SA-5312) provides higher levels of performance and fault tolerance. The SA-5312 also provides twice the bandwidth of standard 66MHz PCI bus architectures and offers performance memory for improved reliability. The SA-5312 is easy to upgrade through a modular cache design, allowing customers to double the on-board battery-backed write cache from the standard 128MB to an industry-leading 256MB.


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