Juniper Networks and Telefonica Jointly Demonstrate Dynamic IP Optical Multilayer Coordination to Improve Network Economics and Flexibility
MADRID, Spain, June 22, 2011, Juniper Networks (NYSE:JNPR) today announced that it has successfully demonstrated a dynamic IP Optical Multilayer network architecture with Telefonica's Research and Development division (Investigación y Desarrollo, I+D) as a means to dramatically reduce complexity in the service provider network while improving the economics of supporting the increasingly unpredictable traffic patterns driven by new and emerging network applications.
As network traffic continues to grow at exponential rates, driven by video, direct downloads and new applications traffic patterns become difficult to predict. The ability of an IP Optical infrastructure to adapt dynamically to changes and provide the most efficient transport mechanism is key for service providers to minimize their CAPEX and OPEX while maximizing service quality levels. Using GMPLS (Generalized Multi-Protocol Label Switching) as the signaling mechanism this architecture can flexibly and dynamically adapt to new and changing traffic demands and patterns as they flow across the network.
"We are working on defining how networks should be built in the next five to ten years, and the coordination of the IP and Optical layers is a fundamental pillar of this next generation architecture," said Enrique Algaba, technology director, Telefonica I+D. "Our collaboration with Juniper Networks to test this architecture model has been very fruitful in demonstrating what the new network of the future could achieve."
"Telefonica I+D has clearly identified a key capability required to build and maintain economical and more efficient core transport networks, namely the intelligence to coordinate resources in the IP and Optical layers," said Luc Ceuppens, vice president of product marketing, Platform Systems Group, Juniper Networks. "The ability to dynamically adapt the network to actual traffic patterns and identify where traffic should be aggregated is essential for service providers to minimize network resource consumption, without compromising service reliability or reducing quality of experience for their end users. This is the philosophy behind Juniper's new Converged Supercore architecture which combines the inherent efficiency of MPLS with the simplicity of switching and integrated optics to deliver unmatched network scale with fewer network elements without compromising service reliability."
Telefonica has developed this solution leveraging the Junos® control plane running on Juniper Networks core and edge routers and had previously demonstrated this capability at the Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition (OFC) 2011 in Los Angeles.
About Telefonica I+D
Telefonica I+D are the research and development company of the Telefónica Group. It runs a complete open innovation framework organised around a network of innovation centres in Spain, Brazil and UK. It contributes to the Telefónica's competitiveness through technological innovation in areas like networks, security, M2M, cloud, video, eHealth, communication services and platforms, user modelling & financial services. Additional information can be found at at telefonicaid (www.tid.es).
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