China Telecom Subsidiary Selects Redback Networks for Its Next-Generation Triple-Play Network



    Jiangsu Telecom Expects the 2008 Beijing Olympics Will Drive Growth for
IPTV and Other Triple-Play Services in China

    SAN JOSE, CALIF., June 19 /CNW/ - Redback Networks Inc., an Ericsson
company that makes video-centric routers for 75 percent of the world's largest
triple-play networks, today announced that Jiangsu Telecom, an
independently-run subsidiary of China Telecom, has deployed its SmartEdge(R)
800 multi-service edge routing platform for IPTV, broadband-on-demand and
other triple-play services.

    Jiangsu Telecom is one of the largest provincial telecom operators of
China Telecom, serving more than 3.3 million broadband subscribers. Jiangsu
Telecom expects that the upcoming 2008 Beijing Olympics and new domestic
demands for IPTV services will drive significant subscriber growth for
triple-play services. Jiangsu Telecom chose Redback Networks after an in-depth
market study and vendor evaluation.

    "SmartEdge is a very scalable router platform that can deliver multiple
broadband services," said Simon Williams, vice president of sales and
operations in Asia at Redback Networks. "The SmartEdge multi-service edge
router uses a converged network architecture, programmable processors and
modular software to deliver any combination of data, voice and video
services."

    In China, there are more than 30 million broadband subscribers. Redback
has deployed its SmartEdge router platform with the top provincial telephone
carriers in 22 of 32 Chinese provinces. For China Telecom, this includes
provincial carriers in Guangdong, Zhejiang, Fujian, Anhui, Hubei, Jiangxi,
Yunnan, Shaanxi, Ningxia, Heilongjiang and Tibet. For China Netcom, this
includes similar deployments in Shandong, Liaoning, Hebei, Heilongjiang,
Jilin, Henan, Shanxi, Inner Mongolia, Zhejiang, Chongqing and Yunnan.

    About Redback Networks

    An Ericsson company since January 2007 (NASDAQ:   ERIC), Redback Networks
helps manage triple-play services for 50 million subscribers and 15 of the top
20 telephone carriers worldwide. Redback's multi-service routing platform
delivers next generation broadband services such as VoIP, IPTV, On-Demand
Video, and on-line gaming. Redback Networks has more than 500 carrier
customers worldwide and is based in San Jose, CA. For more information, visit
www.redback.com.

    About Ericsson

    Ericsson is shaping the future of Mobile and Broadband Internet
communications through its continuous technology leadership. Providing
innovative solutions in more than 140 countries, Ericsson is helping to create
the most powerful communication companies in the world.

    Read more at http://www.ericsson.com

    Redback and SmartEdge are registered trademarks of Redback Networks Inc.




For further information:

For further information: Redback Networks Doug Wills, 408-750-5038
(Media & Analysts) dwills@redback.com or Ericsson Media Relations Phone: +46 8
719 6992 press.relations@ericsson.com

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