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July 18, 2016

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwired - July 18, 2016) - Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR), an industry leader in automated, scalable and secure networks, today announced that Saudi Telecom Company (STC), the largest telecommunications company in the Arab world, has deployed Juniper Networks® Contrail Networking to create automated, best-in-class cloud services for its customers. STC is pioneering the use of Network Function Virtualization (NFV) in the region, enabling it to offer customers accessible, dynamic online services and applications rapidly. This approach is also expected to increase STC's business agility and revenue growth.

With dedicated cloud services powered by Contrail Networking, STC now has a fully scalable, flexible resource to sell to subscribers and customers on-demand as their IT requirements evolve and change. Contrail Networking enables full automation, better scalability, security and flexibility for STC's NFV-based cloud computing services.

News Highlights:

  • Juniper Networks Contrail Networking is a simple, open and agile SDN solution that automates and orchestrates the creation of highly scalable virtual networks. It interoperates with an OpenStack cloud orchestration platform, enabling the agile creation and dynamic scaling of service instances with high availability and reliability. Contrail has been recognized as the most widely used commercially available SDN Controller in OpenStack deployments for the third consecutive time by OpenStack Users Survey.
  • STC's new Contrail Networking-based service platform reduces time-to-market for new customized services, applications and functions by connecting virtual resources located across private and public clouds.
  • Contrail Networking creates and orchestrates easy-to-manage virtual overlay networks that integrate seamlessly with STC's physical systems.
  • STC is expecting increased international growth opportunities with the simplified roll-out of new virtualized services.

Supporting Quotes

"At STC, we have a 'customer-first' approach. We aim to earn our customers' trust and enrich society with comprehensive, innovative services and solutions. The network, underpinned by advanced NFV and automation capabilities, can deliver substantial value to our customers by providing the agility, speed and simplicity that today's businesses require. Juniper is an ideal partner with the same customer-centric approach, providing us with state-of-the-art technology for our cloud-based offerings."

- Dr. Tarig M. Enaya, senior vice president for enterprise at Saudi Telecom Company

"Using virtualization technologies to build a programmable NFV platform that creates agility and automation can provide the competitive edge for service providers operating in an increasingly competitive market. Juniper Networks is committed to supporting STC at the forefront of the telecom industry in the Middle East by helping to create a differentiated customer experience."

- Adrian Pickering, vice president, Middle East and Africa at Juniper Networks

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