ACX7024 and ACX7024X Cloud Metro Routers

Mobile network cell sites require best-in-class access performance. The ACX7000 family of sustainable routers delivers the low-latency connectivity, leading capacity, and reliability necessary for optimal 4G/5G-and-beyond communications.

The ACX7024 and ACX7024X are environmentally rated, high-performance platforms that deliver 360 Gbps throughput in a 1-U form factor. They offer 24 multirate 1/10/25GbE ports and four 100GbE ports to scale cloud metro services.

The ACX7024 and ACX7024X are MEF 3.0-certified and ideal for metro access applications that are based on passive optical networking (PON) and related technologies. Powered by Junos® OS Evolved and Juniper Paragon™ Automation, they deliver advanced features, such as segment routing (SR), SRv6, MPLS, EVPN-VXLAN, advanced programmability, network slicing, and telemetry.

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Key Features

Form factor

Compact 1 U
24-cm depth


360 Gbps

Port density

24 x 1/10/25GbE + 4 x 100GbE

Features + Benefits

Compact but Powerful

Packing 360 Gbps throughput and an efficient cooling design into a 1-U footprint, the routers allow you to reduce space and power requirements. The ACX7024 is industrial-rated for temperature resilience.

Multiservice Platform

Address 5G, IoT, and cloud requirements in a unified platform that connects your residential, enterprise, wholesale, and 4G/5G customers directly to your converged and automated Juniper Cloud Metro architecture.

Investment Protection

Flexible support for 1/10/25GbE and 100GbE ports guarantees built-in scalability for service migration and growth.

One Junos Experience

Junos OS Evolved delivers the same stability, ease of operation, and advanced programmability across the entire ACX7000 family of Cloud Metro Routers, accelerating deployments and simplifying operations.

Cloud Metro as Experience Sensor

With Paragon Active Assurance agents embedded into every Juniper ACX7000 platform, your Juniper Cloud Metro network effectively becomes a sensor that automatically monitors and measures customers’ end-to-end service experiences.

Most Innovative Routing and Switching Solution

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ACX7024 Cloud Metro Router Hardware Overview


Las Vegas private 5G network fuels community, economic growth

Connectivity is the name of the game for Las Vegas as it forges a path to becoming a smart city showcase. The city has deployed the largest private 5G network in the U.S. to date, along with IoT and automation technologies, in a thriving downtown area known as the Innovation District.

The metro network infrastructure for the 5G network, powered by Juniper routing, facilitates services across city government, public schools, and tourism.

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ACX Series Routers

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ACX7024 and ACX7024X

Part of the ACX7000 family, the routers provide leading access performance in an industrial-rated or high-scale 1-U footprint. Ideal for service providers, enterprises, and wholesale environments, they help deliver premium customer and user experiences.

Technical Features
Form factor

Compact 1 U
24-cm depth


360 Gbps

Port density

24 x 1/10/25GbE + 4 x 100GbE

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Front with Top view of ACX Series 710 Router


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.

Technical Features
  • Hardened platform with 320-Gbps switching capacity 
  • MEF 3.0-certified
  • 24 1/10GbE ports
  • 4 40/100GbE ports
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ACX7332 and ACX7348

Part of the ACX7300 line, the ACX7332 and ACX7348 are compact, environmentally rated routers designed for multiservice applications. They combine a fixed, redundant platform with three bays of modularity for customization, scalability, high availability, and exceptional performance.

Technical Features
Form factor

Compact 3 U

29-cm depth


2.4 Tbps

Port density

ACX7332 – Fixed: 32 x 1/10/25GbE, 8 x 100GbE
3 x I/O bays: 2 x 800G bays, 1 x 400G bay

ACX7348 – Fixed: 48 x 1/10/25GbE, 8 x 100GbE
3 x I/O bays: 2 x 800G bays, 1 x 400G bay

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Automatically validate and monitor service quality across your network.

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ACX7024/ACX7024X Cloud Metro Router FAQs

What are the Juniper Networks ACX7024 and ACX7024X Cloud Metro Routers?

Optimized for multiservice access use cases, the ACX7024 and ACX7024X are part of Juniper's ACX7000 family of Cloud Metro Routers. They have been purpose-built for the IP service fabric underlay of a Juniper Cloud Metro network. The routers comprehensively address all metro use cases and a variety of enterprise applications. They are specifically designed to support sustainable business growth and the evolving requirements of the “new edge,” where connectivity, cloud, and customer experiences converge.

What are some notable characteristics of the ACX7024/ACX7024X?

MEF 3.0-certified, the ACX7024 and ACX7024X support all metro access service requirements, including 4G/5G mobility, Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity, and passive optical networking (PON). They deliver 360 Gbps of throughput in an industrial-rated or commercial-rated 1-U fixed form factor with high-precision timing capabilities. The routers support 24 multispeed 1/10/25GbE ports and four 100GbE (ZR/ZR+-compatible) ports.

All ACX7000 family platforms support all overlay and underlay protocols, enabling operators to evolve to successive protocol generations at their own pace. Powered by Junos® OS Evolved and Juniper Paragon™ Automation, the entire ACX7000 family offers advanced features such as embedded active service assurance, zero-trust security, segment routing (SR), SRv6, MPLS, EVPN-VXLAN, advanced programmability, network slicing, and telemetry.

Who should deploy the ACX7024 and ACX7024X Cloud Metro Routers?

The ACX7024 and ACX7024X are designed with the needs of service providers, content service providers, and enterprise network operators in mind. For example:

  • Network service and content service providers seeking to expand support of existing services, scale with demand, and deploy new services while delivering exceptional user experiences. Use cases include mobile operators supporting 4G and/or expanding to 5G services, cable/multiservice operators (MSOs) migrating to remote-PHY (R-PHY) architectures, and Internet providers expanding to FTTx services.  
  • Enterprises seeking a smooth and nondisruptive transition to a flexible, scalable, and resilient modern network architecture. Use cases include campus, branch, WAN edge, collocation, and data center border leaf environments. 

Where do I deploy the ACX7024 and ACX7024X?

The ACX7024 and ACX7024X are designed for access networks that require highly flexible, compact, multiservice devices in either industrial-temperature or commercial-temperature environments.

What use cases are supported by the ACX7024 and ACX7024X Cloud Metro Routers?

An ideal choice for service provider, enterprise, and residential access and pre-aggregation use cases, the ACX7024 and ACX7024X support Juniper Unified PON smart-pluggable optical line terminals (OLTs) and IoT and 4G/5G mobile applications. Deep buffers provide end-to-end service delivery assurance and precision timing capabilities such as synchronous Ethernet, Precision Time Protocol (PTP), and advanced Class C timing for latency-optimized 4G/5G service experiences. The routers also support grandmaster clock support via external Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receivers for network synchronization.

What are some of the design benefits of the ACX7024/ACX7024X routers?

Built on the latest silicon and engineered for sustainability, the ACX7024 and ACX7024X are designed to optimize space, power, and security. They address the increasingly complex service requirements and relentless traffic growth imposed by 5G, IoT, and cloud-based applications with the following capabilities:

  • Industry-rated (I-Temp) on the ACX7024 for temperature resilience
  • 1-U (24-cm-deep) form factor for compact yet high-performance multiservice routing 
  • Four 100GbE ports supporting ZR/ZR+, enabling IP over DWDM (IPoDWDM) in the access network and reducing the cost and complexity of IP-optical convergence
  • Large fanout that provides flexible port density with 24 multispeed ports and 1/10/25GbE port-by-port configuration as services grow 
  • Comprehensive protocol support that enables protocol evolution at the operator’s pace; operators aren’t stuck with legacy technologies or forced into next-generation upgrades 
  • Embedded Paragon Active Assurance agents that automate testing processes and help you gain the continuous service quality insights you need to proactively enhance the customer experience
  • Juniper Unified PON support, which enables operators to deploy OLTs on a port-by-port basis and simplify FTTx service delivery 
  • Embedded zero-trust security, including TPM 2.0 chip technology, which creates a unique, cryptographically bound device identity that can’t be spoofed

What software licenses are required to use the ACX7024 and ACX7024X Cloud Metro Routers?

The ACX7024 and ACX7024X support Juniper’s Flex software licensing program. The program offers perpetual and subscription licenses for one, three, and five years.

How can I buy the ACX7024 and ACX7024X Cloud Metro Routers?

Our experts are ready to assist you from start to finish. Contact sales to get recommendations on the optimum routers and switches for your business needs.  

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