Juniper Networks and Nokia Siemens Networks, who have an ongoing partnership, said they’re working on a fully interoperable Carrier Ethernet solution that will combine the former’s MX-series Ethernet Services Router and the latter’s A-series Carrier Ethernet Switch and Aspen “single-click” network management system.
The combined system is intended to support a variety of services, including mobile backhaul, enterprise and residential services.
Current plans are for the new Carrier Ethernet solution to be sold by the respective parties or qualified resellers. The targeted availability date is the second half of 2009.
“With this solution, we are expanding the breadth and depth of our relationship with Nokia Siemens Networks,” said Kim Perdikou, executive vice president and general manager of the Infrastructure Products Group at Juniper Networks. “Juniper’s strength with the MX-series in Carrier Ethernet metro aggregation applications, combined with Nokia Siemens Networks’ leadership in metro access and network management, is highly complementary and will enable our customers to monetize the network by supporting new revenue-generating services and by driving down transport costs.”
Juniper and Nokia Siemens Networks have a long-standing partnership that now encompasses IP aggregation, edge and core products. They claim to have deployed solutions in more than 200 service providers’ networks around the world.