Juniper’s union with Ericsson expanded to plan 5G solution

The two companies’ plans for offering 5G involve the combination of Juniper’s WAN and IP routing with Ericsson’s Router 6000 and MINI-LINK microwave portfolio, as well as Juniper’s Unified Cybersecurity Platform.

The collaboration of Juniper’s MX Series 5G platform and PTX transport routers with Ericsson’s Router 6000 is set to provide integrated dense wavelength-division multiplexing (DWDM) interfaces.

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Juniper will also contribute a firewall platform in their SRX Series Services Gateway.

The system as a whole is set to be unveiled at the 2018 MWC Americas conference in Los Angeles from the 12th-14th September.

“Commercial 5G is expected to represent close to a quarter of all global network traffic in the next five years,” said Juniper Networks’ Chief Product Officer, Manoj Leelanivas.

“With both companies bringing together industry-leading network technology, Juniper and Ericsson will be able to more effectively capitalize on the immense global market opportunity in front of us and help our customers simplify their journey to fully operational 5G networks.”

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Additionally, Nishant Batra, Head of Product Area Networks at Ericsson, said: “By combining Ericsson’s leading transport portfolio with Juniper’s best-in-class edge, core and security portfolio, we will create an end-to-end transport offering that is ready for all the demands of next-generation networks.

“Our customers will benefit from the one-stop-shop approach, making it easier for them to build and operate high-performing 5G networks.”

Last month, Juniper introduced their 5G-ready SPC3 Advanced Security Acceleration card.


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Aaron Hurst

Aaron Hurst is Information Age's senior reporter, providing news and features around the hottest trends across the tech industry.

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