Juniper Networks further expands hardware portfolio for 5G

Juniper Networks further expands hardware portfolio for 5G

On the eve of Mobile World Congress 2019, Juniper Networks will introduce a number of new hardware applications, such as (core) routers, line cards for edge solutions and a new chipset. These are particularly suitable for metro, edge and core networks in order to optimally connect them to the soon to be launched mobile 5G networks.

According to the network specialist, the hardware connections now presented are particularly suitable for service providers who want to transform their networks in view of the arrival of 5G. Due to the introduction of this latest super-fast mobile technology, they are faced with an exponential growth in data traffic, higher performance requirements, new security risks and operational complexity.

Transformation to cloud-based infrastructure

In response, Juniper Networks says, service providers need to transform their networks into a secure, automated and cloud-centric infrastructure. According to the supplier, this is necessary in order to offer this type of service in a simple, flexible and cost-efficient manner.

The solutions now offered enable service providers to adopt a business process driven approach to infrastructure transformation, using the most optimal applications for security, automation, cloud computing and more.

Metro and edge applications

Specifically, the hardware applications presented now consist of two Universal Metro Routers, the 1 RU ACX700 and the 3 RU ACX700 Universal Metro Routers. These routers include high capacity throughput and high bandwidth for flexible network services for 5G and suitability for business-critical locations.

In addition, Juniper Networks now offers the MPC11E linecard within the 5G Universal Routing Platform of the MX2000 series for edge network environments. This is controlled by the network specialist’s own Penta Silicon chipset. This gives this linecard much more capacity in the form of 4 TB per slot for edge routing.

New core chipset

Within this portfolio, the network supplier also announces the arrival of the new Triton Silicon chipset for the network core. This chipset should bring integrated secure connectivity to large-scale environments. It is the industry’s first chipset with native 400GbE MACsec support. The Triton Silicon is intended to give the PTX10008 and the PTX10016 Universal Chassis speeds of 100 GbE and 400 GbE, among other things.

In addition, this chipset should deliver energy savings of up to 70 percent compared to the existing chipset Junos Express Plus. Also, the chipset that has now been launched should provide up to 380 percent more bandwidth compared to previous generations of line cards in the PTX10008 and PTX10016.

Software and availability

All this new hardware can of course be managed and automated, from the edge to the (multi)cloud, with the well-known Contrail software suite, Juniper Networks goes on to say.

The Juniper Penta Silicon supported MPC11E line cards for the edge router MX2000 and the 14.4Tb line cards supported by Triton Silicon for the PTX10008 are expected to be available in the second half of 2019. The 1 RU and 3 RU ACX700 models will be available in early 2020.

This news article was automatically translated from Dutch to give a head start. All news articles after September 1, 2019 are written in native English and NOT translated. All our background stories are written in native English as well. For more information read our launch article.