Monday, June 22, 2009

NSN and Juniper to Integrate IP + Optical

Nokia Siemens Networks and Juniper Networks are collaborating to integrate their respective high-performance optical and IP networking technologies. The scope of cooperation includes the development of cost-optimized 10G, 40G and 100G IP over DWDM solutions with management integration and GMPLS control plane interworking


The companies said the implementation of long-haul DWDM optics on router line interface cards will increase network efficiency by reducing the need for redundant transponders, but can present network management challenges because IP and optical networks are traditionally managed separately. Nokia Siemens Networks and Juniper are creating a solution which manages the entire router-to-optical link as a single entity. Using Juniper's T Series Core Routers, the router-integrated optical DWDM interfaces will interoperate seamlessly with Nokia Siemens Networks' hiT7300 WDM platform and be managed by the company's carrier grade Transport Network Management System (TNMS).


Complemented by Nokia Siemens Networks' unique network planning software, TransNet, the joint solution will improve overall efficiency in the network. In addition, the operator will be able to enjoy faster service provisioning times as only one DWDM interface will need to be installed and configured, not to mention improved reliability through early link failure detection, enhanced troubleshooting and overall simplicity.


"Juniper brings world-class IP routing expertise while Nokia Siemens Networks brings forth world-class Wavelength Division Multiplexing transport technology including operational management systems for both technologies. To have both worlds under one network management roof means the highest possible quality in terms of simplicity and efficiency," said Uwe Fischer, Head of DWDM Business Line at Nokia Siemens Networks. "As carriers consolidate their IP and DWDM environments to ensure cost efficient growth, our solution will form the bedrock of the vision that breaks the barriers between optical and electrical layers."


"As trends such as video, virtualization and cloud computing continue to drive the need for core networking capacity, operators will be looking for ways to scale their networks efficiently and cost-effectively," said Opher Kahane, senior vice president and general manager, High-End Systems Business Unit, Juniper Networks. "The combination of IP and optical transport technologies increase the efficiency of the network, and we are very excited to be working with Nokia Siemens Networks to bring this innovative solution to market."http://www.juniper.nethttp://www.nokiasiemensnetworks.com

  • Juniper Networks and Nokia Siemens Networks will form a joint venture in the Netherlands to address the global Carrier Ethernet Transport market.


  • The joint venture, which extends a Carrier Ethernet partnership formed earlier this year, will manage and execute the Carrier Ethernet portfolio roadmap of both companies. The interoperable Carrier Ethernet products will target mobile backhaul, business services and residential broadband networks. The planned solution consists of Juniper Networks MX Series Ethernet Services Routers, Nokia Siemens Networks A-series Carrier Ethernet Switches as well as the end-to-end "point-and-click" network management system.


  • The planned structure of the joint venture will allow both companies to contribute the necessary products and support to enable meeting the end-to-end portfolio needs of some 200 joint service provider customers worldwide. The plans call for the new Carrier Ethernet solution to be sold by both companies. The targeted introduction date is the fourth calendar quarter of 2009, subject to fulfillment of customary closing conditions, such as obtaining necessary regulatory approvals.

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