ACX Series Universal Metro Routers

ACX Series Universal Metro Routers simplify network architectures and dramatically reduce CapEx and OpEx by eliminating network overlays. This comprehensive portfolio of access and aggregation solutions address the challenges and opportunities of the Cloud + 5G + AI era. 

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The ACX7100 Series are high-capacity, high-density, low-latency routing and switching platform that provide up to 4.8 Tbps of throughput and 10GE to 400GE services in 1 U. Ideal for metro and data center applications.

Form factor

1U, with 23.42 inches (59.49 cm) depth


Up to 4.8 Tbps

The ACX6000 1U routers offer a dense solution for converging IP and optical transport. They provide Open ROADM-compliant transponder functionality for metro, cloud connect, and distributed access architecture (DAA)/R-PHY deployments.

  • Converged IP-optical transport
  • Up to 20 100GbE client interfaces
  • Up to 8 100/200GbE DWDM interfaces
  • Open ROADM-compliant version available


The ACX5400 Series of 1U routers provide power-efficient metro aggregation and support full IP/MPLS functionality. They deliver the performance required for efficient 1/10GbE-to-100GbE metro aggregation, MACsec security, and packet-optical convergence.

  • Up to 48 1GbE or 10GbE ports
  • Up to 6 100GbE ports
  • MEF CE 2.0-certified
  • MACsec encryption

The ACX5000 1U and 2U routers are high-performance, high-port-density, metro aggregation solutions ideal for metro Ethernet access and aggregation deployments in Carrier Ethernet networks.

  • Up to 96 1GbE ports
  • Up to 104 10GbE ports
  • Up to 8 40GbE ports
  • MEF CE 2.0-certified

The ACX4000 is a 2.5U hardened router with two modular interface card slots that can house 16 T1/E1 ports, six GbE copper/fiber combination ports, or four CHOC3/STM-1 ports. Versatile for any deployment.

  • Up to 32 TDM ports
  • 2 10GbE ports
  • PoE++
  • MEF CE 2.0-compliant

The ACX2200 is a 1U hardened router with four copper 10/100/1000-Mbps interfaces, four copper/fiber GbE ports, two GbE SFP ports, and two 10GbE SFP+ ports. It is ideal for IP-RAN deployments.

  • 10 1GbE ports
  • 2 10GbE ports
  • MEF CE 2.0-compliant
  • SyncE

The ACX2100 is a hardened router with 16 T1/E1 interfaces, four copper 10/100/1000-Mbps interfaces, four combination copper/fiber GbE ports, two GbE SFP ports, and two 10GbE SFP+ ports.

  • 16 TDM ports
  • 10 1GbE ports
  • 2 10GbE ports
  • MEF CE 2.0-certified

The ACX1100 is a 1U fanless router with eight copper GbE ports and four copper/fiber GbE ports. It is ideal for enterprise and service provider cabinet and tower deployments.

  • 12 1GbE ports
  • SyncE
  • MEF CE 2.0-certified
  • Junos OS SDK

The ACX1000 is a 1U fanless router with eight T1/E1 interfaces, eight copper GbE ports, and four copper/fiber GbE ports. It is ideal for enterprise and service provider cabinet and tower deployments.

  • 8 TDM ports
  • 12 1GbE ports
  • MEF CE 2.0-compliant
  • SyncE

The ACX710 1U router is a hardened multiservice solution that delivers the performance, capacity, and features needed to provide universal metro access and aggregation services. It offers a high-density, cost-optimized metro solution in a compact footprint.

  • Hardened platform with 320-Gbps switching capacity 
  • Compact 1U form factor with 315-mm depth
  • 24 1/10GbE ports
  • 4 40/100GbE ports

The ACX500 is a family of small-form-factor, hardened, fanless routers with integrated GPS receiver and security features. Available in indoor and outdoor models, they are ideal for small-cell LTE-Advanced mobile backhaul deployments, utilities, and railways.

  • GPS integration
  • 60-Gbps throughput
  • MEF CE 2.0-certified
  • PoE++


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