FastWeb Picks Siemens, Juniper

Siemens ICN supplies its multiservice platform Surpass hiX 5300, and Juniper supplies its E-Series routers to FastWeb for digital TV

April 14, 2004

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MUNICH -- FastWeb, Italy’s leading alternative broadband telecommunications company, has awarded Siemens Information and Communication Networks (ICN) a contract to extend its broadband network. Siemens ICN will supply its multicast capable multi-service platform SURPASS hiX 5300 and the E-series routers from Juniper Networks Inc. for video services over xDSL.

FastWeb is a pioneer in the implementation of breakthrough technological solutions over fibre optics and xDSL. Thanks to its fully IP network, FastWeb offers the integration of voice, fast Internet and television over a single connection. Siemens contributed to the successful enrichment of FastWeb’s TV over DSL, by deploying its new equipment consisting of Surpass hiX 5300 High Density DSLAMs and Juniper Networks ERX-1440 platforms.

FastWeb offers its residential subscribers a series of value added services, including television over its broadband network. The combination of IP technology and FastWeb’s bandwidth have allowed residential customers, both with a fibre optic and a DSL connection, to receive traditional broadcast television, multicast (Pay TV and Pay-per-View) and unicast services (Video-on-Demand and interactive TV) over FastWeb’s network. FastWeb’s television was recently enhanced by the very popular pay-TV soccer channels broadcasting Italian Serie-A and Serie-B football league matches which have proved to be a driver in attracting new customers. In order to guarantee the high quality MPEG2 data transfer that is necessary for the TV service, FastWeb provisions its subscribers with connection speeds of up to 6 Mbits per second.

“Siemens and Juniper Networks have provided us with an innovative revenue generating solution, as a result we have experienced a further increase in our subscriber base,” said Guido Garrone, CTO at FastWeb.

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Siemens Information and Communications Networks Inc.

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