Juniper Networks Delivers Innovative New Technologies for Integration of Optical Transport and Core IP Routers
Latest 40 Gbps Interface Card Introduces Groundbreaking Operational Efficiencies for IP Optical Networking
SUNNYVALE, Calif., December 18, 2006 - Juniper Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: JNPR) today expanded its portfolio of IP and optical innovations by announcing a new T-series physical interface card (PIC) with long reach optics and other advanced features that enable providers to reduce the cost and complexity of next-generation core networks.
Juniper’s new 4xOC-192 PIC features standards-based 10 Gigabit Small Form Factor Pluggable (XFP) optical transponders and inverse multiplexing to 40 Gbps, providing unprecedented interoperability and service agility over optical transport and IP infrastructures. Leveraging Juniper’s leadership in control and data plane technologies, this flexible approach to optical integration enables service providers to greatly improve operational efficiencies as they deploy next-generation core networks to support the increasing demand for emerging services such as IPTV and advanced multiplay offerings.
“NTT America has been using Juniper NGN solutions for our most critical backbone networks since 1998. Products like Juniper’s new 4xOC-192 PIC, with its range of uses and 40 Gbps capacity, are exactly the reason,” said Doug Junkins, vice president of IP Engineering, Global IP Network Business Unit, NTT America. “These interfaces offer a feature that no one else can give us-we can integrate seamlessly with optical transport equipment while maintaining our existing management operations.”
The new 4xOC-192 PIC enables providers to transport either a single OC-768 stream or four discrete OC-192 connections by using cost-effective 10 Gbps optical transponders and leveraging their installed base of T-series routers. XFP optics allow non-disruptive upgrades and interface additions, while ensuring interoperability with a wide range of standards-based optical equipment.
“Since 1999, providers have recognized that capital equipment efficiency alone can’t control service costs. Operations and administration takes about 70 cents of every dollar a provider earns, compared to 14 cents for capital equipment,” said Tom Nolle, president and CEO of CIMI Corporation. “Juniper is recognizing this reality by adding features to equipment whose goal is to help control operations costs, both by increased use of service automation and by establishing common interfaces and practices. It’s not only a constructive step in creating a foundation for profitable services, it’s a critical one.”
With an initial range of up to 80km, expandable as new optics become available, the new PIC supports regional inter-POP connections directly from existing routing platforms, reducing costs by eliminating the need for separate optical transponders. Along with the existing OC-768 PIC, the new PIC leverages the service richness of the industry’s newest 40 Gbps packet forwarding engine for T-series routers.
This new solution augments Juniper’s other leading IP optical integration solutions, such as GMPLS innovations and the 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GE) tunable DWDM PIC, which leverages the latest in tunable optical technology, including extended reach and the ability to use the full ITU grid by selecting from 45 different wavelengths. With the ability to make software adjustments for future wavelength additions, this M- and T-series PIC eliminates the requirement for external optical transponders in the network and enables immediate capital and operational savings.
“SUNet has had Juniper’s tunable 10 GE DWDM PIC installed for the last few months. We strongly believe in this technology and are confident it will contribute to an operationally efficient DWDM solution,” said B�rge Josefsson, CTO at SUNet, the Swedish University Computer Network.
“Multiplay services such as IPTV are changing the face of the core IP infrastructure because they are driving new requirements for increased capacity in the core, as well as integration of the IP and optical networks. Combining the intelligence of IP with the power of high speed optical technologies is a critical milestone and raises the bar for next-generation core networks,” said Manoj Leelanivas, vice president of product management, Infrastructure Products Group, Juniper Networks. “We are very excited to be leading the industry with the introduction of this integrated technology, and look forward to bringing these capabilities and benefits to our customer to help them realize their next-generation network visions.”
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