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Juniper announces new ACX routers and software capabilities for telcos

Juniper Networks has announced additions to its routing portfolio that expand the company’s Carrier Ethernet offerings. The new ACX500 and ACX5000 routers, as well as enhancements to the Junos Space Network Management Platform software, will enable service providers to handle added capacity and accelerate service orchestration and provisioning more cost-effectively than ever before, said the company.

Purpose-built to mitigate capacity challenges associated with LTE networks, the ACX500 also features integrated GPS receiver to enhance the accuracy of cell signal hand-off, thereby diminishing dropped calls, improving location-based services, such as E911 emergency calls, and bolstering the quality of video streaming for on-the-go consumers. The ACX500 has extensible and customizable service options, is fan-less, hardened and designed for indoor or outdoor use.

 Juniper announces new ACX routers and software capabilities for telcos

ACX500

As the industry’s only Carrier Ethernet router that can embed virtualized functions directly within the network fabric, Juniper’s new ACX5000 aggregates various networks, including small cells, macro cells and residential and commercial broadband networks.  With 10G and 40G densities, ACX5000 can deliver an aggregation platform that gives service providers a more efficient and manageable Metro Ethernet solution. The ACX5000 supports Kernel Virtual Machine (KVM)-compliant network function virtualization for rapid creation of advanced services, such as network analytics, security services and subscriber-specific virtualized network functions.

Juniper is also introducing support for these new devices in its Junos Space Connectivity Services Director and Junos Space Cross Provisioning Platform software. This enables automated provisioning of Carrier Ethernet services across multi-vendor networks for IP and Ethernet services.

"These new solutions enhance the mobile subscriber experience and improve profit margins for service providers by cost-effectively meeting operational challenges with the zero-touch rapid deployment and delivering seamless access for new, high-bandwidth services," Mike Marcellin, senior vice president of marketing and strategy at Juniper Networks.

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Updated Date: Feb 23, 2015 12:01:28 IST