Monday, February 21, 2011

Juniper and NSN Announce Carrier Ethernet Transport 2.0

Nokia Siemens Networks and Juniper Networks, which established a joint venture last year, announced Carrier Ethernet Transport 2.0 (CET), an updated architecture for delivering business and residential services as well as fiber mobile backhaul over the same network.

CET 2.0 includes two new Ethernet access switches, which are Nokia Siemens Networks' A-Series 1200 and 1210, offering higher capacity and lower cost to the Ethernet access network. It also includes new features for Nokia Siemens Networks' ASPEN network management system. ASPEN has also added a Connection Analyzer, which tracks performance and enables fault isolation, enabling the service provider to monitor performance and availability according to the service level agreements. In addition, it features alarm management capabilities that are unique to the packet based networks.

"Service providers worldwide are facing huge pressure to balance capacity and cost in their networks. Our joint solution is significantly lowering cost and simplifying the overall service management for carrier Ethernet," said Dror Nemirovsky, head of packet networks business at Nokia Siemens Networks."