With more than 4.5 billion unique mobile subscribers worldwide, advances in radio access, mobile core, and smart device sectors have created tremendous opportunities for mobile providers. Multiple challenges, too.
First and foremost is cost—operators are investing upwards of $100 billion per year just to keep pace with rapid growth and technological evolution. Second, as technology improves, users are demanding higher-quality services that often exceed the network’s current capabilities, leaving them dissatisfied. Finally, the rise of machine-to-machine (M2M) communications and Internet of Things (IoT) puts even greater emphasis on the availability and security of the mobile network.
To meet these challenges, it’s critical that you have a mobile backhaul (MBH) solution that is easy to deploy and manage, that is built with a highly scalable and programmable control plane and a low-latency data plane. The Juniper Networks MBH portfolio was designed from the ground up to help mobile operators capture revenue opportunities associated with the migration to LTE-A and beyond. The portfolio includes:
- Juniper ACX Series Universal Access Routers, which deliver the scale, performance and integrated timing features needed to aggregate mobile, residential and business services.
- SDN-ready MX Series 3D Universal Edge Routers, to provide the aggregation and transport services required for next-generation backhaul architectures.
- SRX Series Services Gateways, to protect mobile network and user traffic.
- The Junos Space Network Management platform, for single-pane control.
Taken together, the Juniper MBH solution enables revenue growth while minimizing cost—a winning combination.