PTX10002-36QDD Packet Transport Router

The PTX10002-36QDD is a next-generation cloud-optimized 2U fixed-configuration routing platform based on Juniper’s Express 5 ASIC. The platform delivers unparalleled performance, supporting dense 100GbE, 400GbE, and 800GbE for robust scaling in a myriad of WAN and data center network use cases. With an industry leading 28.8 Tbps capacity, the PTX10002-36QDD excels in space- and power-constrained environments. Additionally, the PTX10002 features 800G inline MACsec, 10M+ FIB, deep buffering, and flexible filtering. Scale higher, converge faster, and optimize your cost per bit with this ultra-compact PTX routing solution.

PTX10002-36QDD offers flexible licensing options allowing you to optimize costs with your network's growth trajectory. The platform facilitates a seamless migration path from 400GE to 800GE without requiring any hardware or software updates. It supports a variety of critical WAN and data center use cases including: core, peering, data center interconnect, data center edge, metro aggregation, and AI data center networks.

Key Features

  • 36 ports of 800GE, 72 ports of 400GE
  • 28.8 Tbps forwarding capacity
  • 800GE inline MACsec
  • 5th generation of Express silicon

Features + Benefits

Adaptable Scale and Performance

Experience the ultimate 28.8 Tbps forwarding performance with this ultra-compact fixed form factor router, based on Juniper’s Express 5 ASIC, and optimized for secure, scale-out architectures—where performance, scalability, and versatility are paramount. Combined with feature-rich Junos, the PTX10002-36QDD supports diverse 400G and 800G WAN and data center use cases across provider and enterprise networks.

Sustainable and Cost Optimized

Achieve longevity and investment protection with a high-capacity, high-density, power- and space-optimized platform. Reduce carbon footprint through sustainable efficiencies in power and space. Transform converged packet optical networks to enhance network utilization and reduce total cost of ownership.

Experience-First Operations

Ensure secure service delivery, protecting users, apps, and infrastructure. Elevate resiliency, openness, and ease of integration of one Junos experience for a myriad of 400G and 800G WAN and data center architectures. The PTX family married with Paragon automation provides full-service lifecycle support from activation through service assurance.

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PTX Series Packet Transport Routers

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Front with Top View of PTX10002-36QDD Router


The PTX10002-36QDD is a high-capacity, space- and power-optimized routing platform. Leveraging an impressive 28.8 Tbps throughput capacity in a ultra-compact 2U fixed form factor, this class-leading platform, driven by the Juniper Express 5 ASIC, delivers dense 100GbE/400GbE/800GbE connectivity for highly scalable routing use cases for provider and enterprise WAN and data center networks.

Technical Features
  • 36 ports of 800GE, 72 ports of 400GE
  • 28.8 Tbps forwarding capacity
  • 800GE inline MACsec
  • 5th generation of Express silicon
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Front with Top View of PTX 10001 Router


The PTX10001-36MR is a high-capacity, space- and power-optimized routing and switching platform. It delivers 9.6 Tbps of throughput and 10.8 Tbps of I/O capacity in a 1 U, fixed form factor. Based on the Juniper Express 4 ASIC, the platform provides dense 100GbE and 400GbE connectivity for highly scalable routing and switching in cloud, service provider, and enterprise networks and data centers.

Technical Features
  • 400GbE inline MACsec
  • 4th generation silicon
  • Scale up and scale out
  • 9.6-Tbps forwarding capacity
Front with Top View of PTX 10003 Router


The PTX10003 Packet Transport Router offers on-demand scalability for critical core and peering functions. With high-density 100GbE, 200GbE, and 400GbE ports, operators can meet high-volume demands with efficiency, programmability, and performance at scale.

Technical Features
  • High-density platform
  • 100GbE and 400GbE interfaces
  • Compact 3 U form factor
  • 100GbE inline MACsec on all ports
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PTX10002-36QDD Packet Transport Router FAQs

What are the port densities, interface speeds, and configuration options of the PTX10002-36QDD?

The PTX10002-36QDD scales to 28.8 Tbps in a single chassis, featuring flexible interface configuration options:  

  • 36x 800GE w/ QDD800 
  • 72x 400GE w/ QDD800 breakout 
  • 36x 400GE w/ QSFP56DD 
  • 288x 100GE w/ QDD800 breakout 
  • 144x 100GE w/ QSPF56DD breakout 
  • 36x 100GE w/ QSFP28 
  • 36x 40GE w/ QSFPP 
  • 144x 10GE w/ 4x10GE QSFPP

What are the main benefits of the PTX10002-36QDD?

Operators are faced with many challenges their existing network—including static scale, rigid architecture, power consumption costs, and facility limitations. Based on Juniper’s Express silicon, the PTX10002-36QDD delivers robust scale with 8M counters, 10M+ FIB, 100K+ SR tunnels, enabling operators to scale up or scale out their networks to meet changing WAN and data center demands. Powered by Juniper’s Express 5 silicon, the PTX10002-36QDD delivers high port density of 100GbE, 400GbE, and 800GbE ports, with unparalleled performance of 28.8 Tbps and optimized system power efficiency.

What use cases does the PTX10002 support?

The PTX10002 series router delivers tremendous versatility supporting a broad spectrum of WAN and data center use cases requiring dense 400GE and 800GE port capacity including the following:  core, peering, data center interconnect, data center edge, metro aggregation and AI data center networking.

What are PTX10002-36QDD’s key performance differentiators?

The PTX10002-36QDD delivers an industry leading 28.8 Tbps forwarding performance with the purpose-built Express 5 ASIC, tailored for secure, scale-out architectures requiring 400GE and 800GE port density. The PTX10002-36QDD can be deployed and adapted to support a diverse set of WAN and data center use cases across provider and enterprise networks.

What are PTX10002-36QDD’s key sustainability attributes?

Implementing the PTX10002-36QDD, optimized for both power and space, not only secures network operators' investments but also enhances the longevity of their infrastructure. The platform enables the transformation of legacy IP-optical transport network to a converged optical routing architecture for enhanced network utilization, reduction of carbon footprint and total cost of ownership.

What operational features are supported by PTX10002-36QDD?

PTX10002-36QDD’s inline 800G MACsec ensures the delivery of secure services while protecting users, applications, and infrastructure. The combination of Paragon’s advanced automation—the full-service lifecycle, from activation to optimization and service assurance—and the openness, simplicity of integration, and resilience of the one Junos experience deliver Juniper’s unique experience-first operations.