Siemens Upgrades Telefonica’s Peru Network

The systems integration unit of German IT giant Siemens has expanded and upgraded Telefonica’s Internet protocol network in Peru. Financial terms were not disclosed.

The project included the E-series platform from Juniper Networks . The gear allows Telefonica to introduce IP-based services such as virtual private networks to its residential and business customers.

“We plan to add additional nodes as international peering routers in the first quarter of this year with further expansion of the network by mid 2003,” Miguel Osorio, director of Telfonica’s Lima-based subsidiary said.

The telecom is the largest communications provider in Peru.

For Juniper it’s the second international deal of the week. The Sunnyvale, Calif., company also said that ACCA Networks, one of Japan’s largest digital subscriber line providers will use its E-series platform to deliver broadband services.

ACCA, which provides services to Internet service providers and to carriers who serve enterprise customers. It will use the E-series platform in its drive to expand its premium services to more of the country.

Service providers worldwide are building the systems needed to introduce new paid services. Many hope that subscription services such as VPNs, gaming, music and video downloads, will help them boost profits after two difficult years.

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