Yahoo Opens Music Door to Juniper

Juniper Networks said that Yahoo Brasil has deployed its
M-series routers to lay the groundwork for new premium services. It’s the
first time that Juniper gear has been installed in the portal’s
network, the company said.

The project was overseen by Brazilian systems integrator M13, which
specializes in complex technological projects in data, voice, image
communication infrastructure, security and converged networks. Financial
terms were not disclosed.

“The M-series platform is the foundation of our long-term strategy to
transition to a value-added services model,” Daniel Carvalho, a marketing
manager at Yahoo , said in a statement.

Yahoo Brasil also expects gains in security and scalability by using
Juniper’s network equipment.

Like its counterparts in the United States and other countries, Yahoo Brasil
offers search, shopping, dating, jobs and news content among other
services. In all, the Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Yahoo’s network includes 25
worldwide properties available in 13 languages.

Yahoo also recently took steps to enter the online music offering arena with its $160
million purchase
of MusicMatch.

The Yahoo-Juniper deal represents another win for network
vendors in Latin America. Earlier this month, Lucent Technologies notched two deals.

First, it installed 80,000 ADSL access ports for a subsidiary
of Telefonica in Argentina. And in Mexico, Maxcom Telecomunicaciones hired
Lucent to increase the network’s ability to deliver IP services.

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