Juniper Networks Acquires Rights to Service Management Layer of BitGravity's Content Delivery Technology

Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:00am EST

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  SUNNYVALE, CA, Jan 23 (MARKET WIRE) -- 
Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR), the industry leader in network innovation,
and BitGravity, Inc. (a wholly owned subsidiary of Tata Communications)
(NYSE: TCL) (BSE: TCL) today announced they have signed a definitive
agreement under which Juniper will acquire rights to the service
management layer of BitGravity's CDN technology. Financial terms of the
transaction are not being disclosed.

    News Highlights


--  Juniper plans to complement its award-winning Juniper Networks(R)
    Media Flow Solution with the service management layer of BitGravity's
    technology to enable service providers, online media companies and
    content delivery networks (CDNs) to deliver online content more
    cost-effectively while simultaneously improving the end-user
    experience and driving new revenue. Juniper anticipates delivering an
    integrated solution later this year.
--  BitGravity has already been integrating Juniper's Media Flow Solution
    into its service management technology. By incorporating BitGravity's
    technologies, Juniper is well-positioned to deliver a comprehensive,
    industry-leading CDN infrastructure solution to its customers.
--  Today's announcement reinforces Juniper's ongoing commitment to, and
    investment in, solutions that create value for customers looking to
    deliver rich media and Internet video content on-demand with maximum
    performance, efficiency and scale.
--  Tata Communications continues to expand and strengthen its content
    delivery capabilities and streaming capabilities to address the needs
    of its media and enterprise customers.
--  As video consumption continues to migrate toward online and mobile
    devices, innovative solutions are critical to delivering this content
    cost-effectively while providing a path to monetizing the delivery.

    

Supporting Quotes

    Juniper Networks
 "Customers are experiencing exponential growth in
online video traffic, with aggregate traffic doubling every six months
according to leading analysts. Our service provider customers demand
innovative solutions to improve the efficiency of content delivery and
enable new revenue sources. This agreement with Tata Communications
strengthens our content and media solution portfolio with a highly
optimized and battle-tested service management layer. The integrated
offering will enable our customers to improve their scale, drive down
costs and grow revenue."
 - Tom Fountain, general manager, Content and
Media Business Unit at Juniper Networks

    Tata Communications
 "The timing is right for this partnership because
there is a growing need from service providers in this space. The
combined technologies put Tata Communications and Juniper Networks in
pole position to enable the carrier CDN industry. The agreement allows
Juniper to offer this platform as a leading standard and paves the way
for Tata Communications to grow its managed and communication services to
the carrier industry. As the leader in global communications to service
providers, Tata Communications sees this as a natural extension of its
existing business and an opportunity to create further value for its
customers."
 - Perry Wu, senior vice president, Business and Strategy at
Tata Communications and co-founder of BitGravity 

    "Tata Communications is redefining the user experience around the
quality, performance and ease of manageability of content delivery. We
have an innovative service offering that delivers all formats of web
content and media streams to all types of end-devices, including mobile.
Our leading BitGravity technology has made HD-quality content delivery a
new standard for online experiences. This strategic agreement is a strong
validation of our product and service deployment vision, and we are
excited to work with Juniper to enable its customers to deliver an
easy-to-manage, high quality online experience to their end-users."
 -
Mangesh Pimpalkhare, vice president of CDN Products and Services at
BitGravity and Tata Communications

    Additional Resources:


--  Learn more about Juniper Media and Content Delivery Network Products:
    http://www.juniper.net/us/en/products-services/content-media/
--  Read more about Juniper on our blog: www.juniper.net/networkahead
--  Juniper.Net Community: www.juniper.net/community
--  Juniper on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Junipernetworks
--  Juniper on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/JuniperNetworks
--  Tata Communications on Twitter: http://twitter.com/tata_comm

    

About Tata Communications
 Tata Communications is a leading global
provider of a new world of communications. With a leadership position in
emerging markets, Tata Communications leverages its advanced solutions
capabilities and domain expertise across its global and pan-India network
to deliver managed solutions to multi-national enterprises, service
providers and Indian consumers.

    The Tata Global Network includes one of the most advanced and largest
submarine cable networks, a Tier-1 IP network, with connectivity to more
than 200 countries across 400 PoPs, and nearly 1 million square feet of
data center and collocation space worldwide.

    Tata Communications' depth and breadth of reach in emerging markets
includes leadership in Indian enterprise data services, leadership in
global international voice, and strategic investments in South Africa
(Neotel), Sri Lanka (Tata Communications Lanka Limited) and Nepal (United
Telecom Limited).

    Tata Communications Limited is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and
the National Stock Exchange of India and its ADRs are listed on the New
York Stock Exchange. (NYSE: TCL).
 www.tatacommunications.com

    About Juniper Networks
 Juniper Networks is in the business of network
innovation. From devices to data centers, from consumers to cloud
providers, Juniper Networks delivers the software, silicon and systems
that transform the experience and economics of networking. Additional
information can be found at Juniper Networks (www.juniper.net).

    Statements in this press release concerning Juniper Networks' future
products are forward-looking statements that involve a number of
uncertainties and risks. Actual results or events could differ materially
from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of
certain factors, including unanticipated delays in scheduled product
availability and other factors listed in Juniper Networks' most recent
report on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
All statements made in this press release are made only as of the date
set forth at the beginning of this press release. Juniper Networks
undertakes no obligation to update the information in this press release
in the event facts or circumstances subsequently change after the date of
this press release.

    

Juniper Media Relations: 
Cindy Ta 
(408) 936-6131 
cta@juniper.net 

Juniper Investor Relations:
Kathleen Nemeth
(408) 936-5369
kbela@juniper.net 

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