Verizon plans to deploy the Juniper Networks PTX Series in major U.S. and European markets by the end of this year, “giving the company the densest multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) platform available in the industry, with an initial capacity of eight terabits per second (Tbps),” the carrier adds.
Verizon and Juniper Networks say they teamed to leverage proved MPLS technology and to create a scalable, simplified network architecture capable of supporting cloud, video and advanced applications worldwide. ??This initiative upgrades Verizon’s global IP backbone to 100G Ethernet, supporting customer access speeds of 10G and higher; and enabling growth for FiOS, wireless and cloud services.?
The Juniper Networks PTX Series provides as much as 16 Tbps of capacity in a single chassis as well as density in 10G, 40G and 100G Ethernet interfaces. Verizon initially will deploy the PTX5000, with plans to move toward higher terabit capacity.
According to Ihab Tarazi, vice president/Global IP and Transport Planning and Technology at Verizon, “The PTX provides significant packet processing power, system scale and reduced power consumption – all of which will help Verizon meet its future needs.” ?
Verizon also worked closely with Juniper Networks to advance the Junos Express chipset to lower power requirements, increase performance and reduce cost.