Juniper Networks has announced new metro, edge and core solutions in order to accelerate service providers’ 5G transformation. The new solutions comprise an internet protocol (IP) optimised silicon, and support a density of 400 GbE on a new 14.4Tb line card, new ACX access and aggregation platforms, and an expanded MX 5G router portfolio.

These solutions will help service providers in taking a holistic approach to infrastructure transformation. The new infrastructure enhancements are combined with Juniper’s Contrail software portfolio for delivering a secure, automated and cloud-centric architecture that will unlock new revenue opportunities for service providers.

Juniper has introduced an expanded metro fabric portfolio to deliver an adaptive, agile and secure network infrastructure for simplified service creation and delivery. These include:

  • 1 RU ACX700 Universal Metro Router: This router provides the necessary IPsec transport, precise timing and bandwidth requirements found in 5G for agile service delivery. It also meets the stringent environmental requirements at remote sites with 24×10 GbE and 4×100 GbE port densities in a compact hardened form factor.
  • 3 RU ACX700 Universal Metro Router: This router delivers high-availability and high-capacity bandwidth required for mission-critical sites projected to scale at fast rates. It offers 2.4Tb of total system performance in a temperature-hardened form factor for both pre-aggregation and aggregation.

Further, the new MPC11E line card in the MX2000 Series 5G Universal Routing Platform delivers a three-fold increase in the line card and system capacity of 4 Tb per slot for high-capacity edge routing platforms. It is powered by Juniper’s Penta Silicon.

Finally, Juniper’s Triton Silicon enables end-to-end secure connectivity at scale with a 400 GbE native MACsec support in a networking chip. The Triton Silicon will propel the PTX10008 and PTX10016 universal chassis into industry-leading positions for 100 GbE and 400 GbE densities. It also delivers approximately 70 per cent power efficiency gain (around 0.15 watts per gigabit) over the existing Junos Express Plus silicon, thereby leading to a 380 per cent bandwidth increase over the previous generation line cards in the PTX10008 and PTX10016.