ACX5000 Line of Universal Metro Routers

The ACX5000 line of routers are high-performance, high-port-density, metro aggregation routers ideal for metro Ethernet access and aggregation deployments in Carrier Ethernet networks. The innovative design helps service providers build high-density, high-performance infrastructures where rack space and cooling are limited.

Built to handle 1GbE/10GbE capacity and density, ACX5000 routers feature 40GbE interfaces for network-to-network interface (NNI) uplinks and full support of E-Line, E-LAN, E-Tree, E-Access, and IP/IP VPN services.

ACX5000 routers also offer service virtualization on a dedicated and customizable KVM-compliant virtual machine that can execute operational scripts and programs for network performance monitoring and analysis.

Key Features

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

Features + Benefits

High Port Density and Performance

Meet the demand for high-capacity metro aggregation with a variety of service options including: a 1U platform with 48 x 10GbE ports and 6 x 40GbE ports; a 2U platform with 96 x 10GbE ports and 8 x 40GbE ports; and up to 2.5 Tbps throughput.

Flexible Architecture

You get the flexibility to deploy a wide variety of services, such as Carrier Ethernet; Layer 2 multitenant residential and commercial metro Ethernet services; and Layer 3 services based on IP/MPLS.

High Availability

Ensure dependable and consistent delivery of mission-critical voice and video traffic with high-availability features including in-service software upgrades and Junos OS.

Transparent Clocking

Gain innovative options for deploying and provisioning timing technology with transparent clocking, which allows you to meet the stringent clocking requirements of mobile backhaul deployments and new services.

Service Visualization

Execute operational scripts and programs that monitor and analyze the network using service virtualization on a KVM-compliant virtual machine.

MEF CE 2.0 Compliance

Deploy a diverse array of offerings with support for MEF CE 2.0 standards for E-LINE, E-LAN, E-Tree, and E-Access services.

Zero-Touch Provisioning

Reduce operational costs and resource utilization while accelerating new service deployments with fast, no-touch provisioning capabilities.

Junos OS SDK

Easily customize provisioning and integration with third-party applications and tools using the Junos OS SDK.


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ACX Line of Universal Metro Routers

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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.

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

Technical Features
  • Up to 48 1GbE or 10GbE ports
  • Up to 6 100GbE ports
  • MEF 3.0-certified
  • MACsec encryption
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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.

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


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