Australian operator SingTel Optus has contracted Juniper Networks to deploy routing solutions for its new IP network. The network, being deployed by Siemens Australia, will enable Optus to deliver a wide range of secure and reliable services to its customers, including voice, video, data and VPN service offerings. Juniper will deliver its M-series routing platforms to converge its business and residential services on a single, multiservice IP infrastructure. The M320 multiservice routing platform will enable the common packet core to securely and reliably transport traffic from Optus’ different customer units, improving the efficiency of service delivery of customers’ IP traffic.
Meanwhile, mobile reseller Primus Mobile has launched a new residential wireless service utilising Optus’ GSM network. Primus currently resells residential CDMA and enterprise GSM mobile services provided by Telstra Mobile, but earlier this month it announced that it would stop using the incumbent’s CDMA network. Telstra recently revealed plans to mothball its CDMA networks following its rollout of W-CDMA 3G services, but Primus claims its decision was made before the Telstra announcement, saying it had already made an internal business decision to enter the GSM residential market. Additionally, a Primus spokesperson told ZDNet Australia that the company would ‘at some point’ start reselling Optus’ GSM service in the business market in place of the Telstra GSM solution.