PTX Series

Packet Transit Routers

PTX Series routers provide the platform for the Converged Supercore® architecture, a model for optimizing IP/MPLS core, peering, metro, and converged IP and optical networks. These routers are built for superior performance, optical transport integration, and elegant deployment. They support high-density 100GbE environments and offer industry-leading energy efficiency of less than half a watt per Gbps.

PTX Series
  • PTX1000

    Enables distributed applications within the Converged Supercore architecture.

  • PTX3000

    The only fully converged router that tightly integrates IP/MPLS and optical transport and can be deployed in any space- and power-constrained environment.

  • PTX5000

    Forms the foundation of the Converged Supercore architecture, providing high-density 10GbE, 40GbE, and 100GbE interfaces for large networks and applications.

Innovative architecture

Converged Supercore® architecture helps service providers take the uncertainty and high costs out of core, peering, metro, and converged IP and optical network planning and provisioning.

  • Compact form factor

    PTX3000 is the industry’s only 300 mm ETSI-compliant core router.

  • Collapsed metro transport

    The only routers in the world that can fully converge IP with optical in a package that can be deployed in any telco environment.

  • WAN SDN traffic optimization

    NorthStar Controller gives network operators global network visibility and intimate traffic engineering control for PTX Series routers.

  • Industry-leading density

    PTX Series routers provide up to 3 Tbps per slot.