BEIJING -- Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR), the industry leader in network innovation, today announced that its next-generation core routers have been deployed by the China Education and Research Network (CERNET) to establish the country's first 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) backbone network. With Juniper NetworksÂ® T4000 Core Routers in place at its regional network centers, CERNET is well-equipped to deliver on the ultra-fast broadband objectives of the Chinese Government's 21st century education Project 211, designed to raise the research standards of leading universities in China.
Funded by the Chinese government, CERNET is one of four top-tier national networks that form the foundation of the Internet in China and is dedicated to supporting the country's higher education institutions. Under the third phase of Project 211, which kicked off at the end of 2011, CERNET chose Juniper Networks to help it deliver ultra-fast broadband network access services to 2000 leading universities in China. Applications that run over CERNET's network include Internet access, education resource sharing, VOIP, video training, remote-education systems and a plethora of national R&D applications.
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