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NSN extends Juniper partnership to security solutions

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Infrastructure vendor NSN has extended its partnership with network solutions provider Juniper Networks to deliver a portfolio of mobile IP solutions to operators.

The two firms already have a long-term partnership in place; in June 2009, they announced they would pool their respective resources in optical and IP networking as well as announcing a deal to bolster their offerings in the Carrier Ethernet space.

This agreement builds upon those deals to now cover secure IP connectivity for mobile broadband networks.

The jointly-developed solutions will focus on: Next generation mobile backhaul: Radio access security; Mobile Site connectivity and Carrier-grade NAT; for operators facing exhaustion of public IPv4 addresses and planning for IPv6 migration.

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“Joint solution development with Juniper Networks ensures smooth network integration and high quality for our customers”, said Gerhard Staudenherz, head of OEM products business line at NSN. “Our end-to-end solutions based on open standards undergo thorough interoperability testing, which translates into cost savings for operators. Moreover, in addition to improving network availability and quality, our Radio Access Security solution is the market-leading 3GPP compliant solution.”

David Fremaux, vice president of Strategic Alliances at Juniper Networks, added that the four solutions build the best platform for mobile broadband operators as they meet the huge demand for speed, connectivity and security at scale.

“These are the first steps in the extended partnership, which we expect to deliver network infrastructure for future generations of mobile services,” he said.

Last month South Korean LTE pioneer SK Telecom completed lab tests of NSN’s Liquid Applications technology over LTE, enabling the carrier to deliver media-rich services and content directly from the base station.

However in July, shortly after Nokia agreed to acquire Siemens’ entire 50 per cent stake in the joint venture for a total of €1.7bn, the firm reported a year on year drop in sales of 17 per cent for 2Q13. The firm said the drop in sales was “partially due to divestments of businesses not consistent with Nokia Siemens Networks strategic focus”, as well as the exiting of certain customer contracts and countries.

 


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