Sunday, September 11, 2011

Juniper Upgrades Switching Fabric in MX 3D Edge Routers

Juniper Networks released a new 3.8 Terabits per second switch fabric for its MX 3D Universal Edge Routers. The new switch fabric, which can be installed in an existing MX Series chassis while in the router remains in service, enables full 120 Gbps through-put per interface slots.

The capacity upgrade applies to all MX Series services, including Juniper's MobileNext open mobile core for next-generation wireless networks.

Juniper also noted that a single MX960 can support eight million mobile subscribers or 10,000 business virtual private networks (VPNs). With the new capacity, a single MX960 is also capable of processing more than 8 billion views on YouTube a day. this year, Juniper introduced its strategy (project Falcon) for delivering 2G/3G and LTE evolved packet core functions via a MobileNext Broadband Gateway providing GGSN/P-GW/ S-GW, MobileNext Control Gateway providing SGSN/MME, as well as a MobileNext Policy Manager providing PCRF functions. The MobileNext Broadband Gateway software, which runs on the company's MX 3D Universal Edge platform, promises scalability of mobile sessions, set up rates and forwarding capacity and a programmable platform for rapid service innovation.