Joint press release from Telenor ASA, Juniper Networks and Siemens Communications

Press release
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Siemens and Juniper Networks win IP contract from Telenor to support Telenor's new multiservice IP platform. The Norwegian carrier Telenor ASA, with headquarters in Norway, has commissioned Siemens Communications to upgrade its broadband network to a Next Generation IP MPLS (Multiprotocol Label Switching) Network.

The order includes a comprehensive service and maintenance package. Siemens will be deploying, servicing and maintaining the core and edge routing platforms from its global partner Juniper Networks. The new infrastructure will enable Telenor to offer its business and residential customers assured, high-performance network capacity to meet increased demand for next-generation integrated data, voice and video services (triple play) on a single broadband network.

Telenor is upgrading its entire network to new IP/MPLS network, including the distribution, access and core with Juniper Networks routing platforms supplied by Siemens. The new network is also based on RESIP (RESilient IP), a program of next-generation network design and engineering principles developed jointly by Siemens and Juniper.

By using a single IP/MPLS-based network, Telenor will be able to offer advanced services and applications to all of its customers more efficiently.

"The upgraded network is future proof and gives us the opportunity to offer more services at a competitive price", said Berit Svendsen, Vice President and Head of Telenor Nordic Fixed. "It is our intention to attract new customers in a highly competitive market as well as secure the loyalty of Telenor's existing Nordic customer base - Siemens and Juniper were selected after a thorough evaluation process of both technology and understanding of our business challenges."

Siemens Communications will be equipping Telenor's network with Juniper Networks E-, M- and T-series routing platforms. These platforms deliver industry-leading levels of performance, reliability and scale to enable service providers to deliver high-quality voice, video, data and other advanced services over an IP/MPLS network with assured levels of performance and security.

Telenor ASA
Headquartered in Oslo, Norway, Telenor is an international provider of high quality telecommunications, data and media communication services. Telenor is one of Norway's largest companies with revenues in 2004 of approx. NOK 61 .3 billion and a work-force of 20,900 domestically and abroad. Telenor is listed at the Oslo Stock Exchange (TEL) and Nasdaq in New York (TELN). More information about Telenor at .

Siemens Communications
This is one of the largest players in the global telecommunications industry. Siemens is the only provider in the market that offers its customers a full-range portfolio, from devices for end users to complex network infrastructures for enterprises and carriers as well as related services. Siemens Communications is the world's innovation leader in convergent technologies, products and services for wireless, fixed and enterprise networks. It is the largest Group within Siemens and operates in more than 160 countries around the world. In fiscal 2004 (year-end September 30), its 60,000-strong workforce posted sales of approximately 18 billion euros.

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Juniper Networks, Inc.
Juniper Networks is the leader inenabling secure and assured communications over a single IP network.The company's purpose-built, high performance IP platforms enable customers to support many different services and applications at scale.Service providers, enterprises, governments and research and education institutions worldwide rely on Juniper Networks to deliver products for building networks thatare tailored to the specific needs of their users, services and applications. Juniper Networks' portfolio of proven networking and security solutions supports the complex scale, security and performance requirements of the world's most demanding networks.Additional information can be found at

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