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Juniper Networks and Ericsson have extended their collaboration. The two companies want to deliver an integrated and centrally managed solution for 5G transport together. The solution must be based on the complementary technology of the companies.

With this integrated solution, the two companies should be able to offer new network services, but also keep a grip on the growing complexity. It is becoming increasingly difficult for operators to operate the mobile transport network cost-effectively, thanks to the increasing connectivity, the growth of network traffic and the ever-increasing expectations of customers.

In addition, more pressure can be put on the network by connected cars, augmented and virtual reality, 8K video streaming and other requirements for 5G connectivity. According to Juniper Networks and Ericsson, all these needs require a closer integration between the 5G layer, core layer and transport layer of a mobile network.

Simplify transition

The two companies therefore want to greatly simplify the transition to 5G. The partners offer an integrated solution that combines Juniper’s routing technology for advanced WAN services and IP transport with Ericsson’s Router 6000 and MINI LINK range of products.

“5G is forecast to represent nearly a quarter of all global network traffic over the next five years,” said Manoj Leelanivas, Chief Product Officer at Juniper Networks. “The combination of their network technology allows Juniper and Ericsson to respond more effectively to global opportunities and facilitate the transition of customers to fully operational 5G networks.

The solution must allow distributed, centralized and virtualized wireless access. Furthermore, the solution uses Juniper Networks’ Unified Cyber Security Platform, which is intended to protect the 5G infrastructure against cyber threats.


The whole is united under the umbrella of Ericsson’s management and orchestration solution. Juniper Networks in turn will have access to Ericsson’s go-to-market channels for mobile networks. Ericsson includes edge, core and security solutions in its integrated offering for 5G transport.

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