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Juniper Networks unveils new products for edge router

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 1:26pm
Mike Robuck

Juniper Networks has announced a slate of hardware and software products for its edge router that were designed to deliver consumer and business services at a rate up to 69 percent faster than competing solutions.

The new set of software and hardware products run on the Juniper Networks' MX Series 3D Universal Edge Router, which is currently deployed by more than 2,200 customers worldwide, allowing the network edge to serve a single platform for everything the network has to offer.

The router itself is powered by the Junos Trio chipset, which enables scaling of bandwidth and subscribers. Service providers, as a result, will be able to deliver new consumer and business value-added services, such as multi-screen video, digital advertising, and advanced virtualization software, that help them differentiate their business and increase revenue across residential and mobile broadband and enterprise services.

 Juniper said operational benefits include up to 42 percent lower total cost of ownership (TCO), 81 percent reduction in operation, administration and management (OAM) costs, and accelerated delivery of expanded services.

Among the new hardware and software offerings, of note for the cable industry was Juniper’s new Junos Content Encore with MX Application Services Modular Line Card for delivery of streaming television, video on demand and other premium content services over broadband connections across multiple device types, from mobile phones to laptops.

The content caching application consolidates all these capabilities onto a single line card, with enough capacity to stream up to 80,000 videos simultaneously.

“We were looking for new ways to monetize our network by expanding our existing portfolio of innovative services we offer to our customers, and Junos Content Encore helped us do just that,” Lime’s Dianne Bissoon, vice president, Television and Entertainment. “The new Lime TV offering, enabled by Juniper Networks Junos Content Encore, delivers premium television content over our existing network infrastructure, providing entertainment services our customers love.  We project Lime TV to gain more traction as we expand into new markets and offer advanced services, such as VOD, HD, DVR with trick play, in the near future.”

 

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