The ‘Integrated Packet Transport Network’ solution from Nokia Siemens Networks and Juniper Networks combines simplicity and resilience to slash the typical total cost of ownership (TCO) for transport networks by 40-65% compared to traditional networks.
The volume of IP and data traffic is growing at up to 70% per year, but competition and flat-rate pricing, coupled with the difficulties of scaling conventional transport architecture, make it challenging for operators to meet the often unpredictable demand for increased network capacity.
Ballooning complexity is another key issue, with multi-layer, multi-technology, multi-vendor networks being created by the cumulative addition of advances over the years.
The difficulties of scalability and interworking between, and even within, layers makes it increasingly difficult to manage today’s networks. In addition, complexity also threatens the ability of networks and services to provide an excellent customer experience at the right cost.
The solution addresses the need of service providers to simplify the network architecture by integrating multiple layers into a simple, scalable design that improves the economics of the core network infrastructure. Through the use of standardized data and control interfaces, the inherent efficiency of MPLS is combined with the scalability of the transport layer to deliver unmatched network scale and flexibility, with fewer network elements.
The packet layer of the solution is based on Juniper Networks PTX Series Packet Transport Switches, a portfolio of high-performance platforms that delivers powerful capabilities based on innovative silicon and forwarding architecture optimized for MPLS and Ethernet. The PTX Series is a Label Switched Router for the service provider supercore optimized for capacity and efficiency.
Nokia Siemens Networks hiT 7300 at the optical layer, is a proven, flexible and cost-efficient 96-channel optical packet transport platform that is optimized for high-capacity transport in multi-haul networks. It is designed and optimized for bit rates from 2.5Gbit/s to 100Gbit/s per wavelength, and is 400Gbit/s ready.
‘Integrated Packet Transport Network’ Solution benefits at a glance
- Multi-layer optimization results in reduced CAPEX – upto 45-65% less - and lower risk for operators.
- Colored optical interface interworking results in fewer hardware to provision, operate and store, lower power consumption and smaller footprint driving down TCO.
- Operational support system (OSS) integration across the packet and optical layers leads to reduced complexity and lower OPEX.
- Integrated Packet Optical Control delivers a robust, resilient, highly automated network.
More than 400 operators that rely on Nokia Siemens Networks already use IP solutions based on Juniper Networks technology.
Both partners are at the top of their game when it comes to providing best-of-breed hardware, and Nokia Siemens Networks is the world’s number one when it comes to network integration. In the Integrated Packet Transport Network solution, this unique partnership provides a combination that is more than the sum of its parts, reducing costs all round and opening up a wealth of new possibilities. Globally, more than 122 operators, including NBN Australia, Telecom Namibia, SK Telecom in South Korea and China Unicom, have selected Nokia Siemens Networks optical solutions.
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