Juniper Networks and Nokia Siemens Networks have announced an enhancement to their partnership with plans to deliver a fully interoperable Carrier Ethernet solution intended to provide resilient access and aggregation for service providers worldwide. The enhanced partnership is intended to bring the vision of a unified Carrier Ethernet solution supporting all services on a single network.
The Carrier Ethernet solution is planned to provide an end-to-end portfolio consisting of the Juniper Networks MX-series Ethernet Services Router, Nokia Siemens Networks A-series Carrier Ethernet Switch and the ASPEN "single click" network management system. The complementary products and technologies are intended to provide service provider customers with the industry’s best Carrier Ethernet solution for mobile backhaul, enterprise and residential services. Current plans are for the new Carrier Ethernet solution to be sold by the both companies or qualified resellers. The targeted availability date is the second half of 2009, subject to compliance with applicable laws.