PTX5000 Packet Transport Router

The PTX5000 Packet Transport Router provides a high-density, massively scalable solution optimized for Internet service providers and high-volume content providers. The platform features 10GbE, 40GbE, and 100GbE interfaces to support large networks and demanding network applications.

The PTX5000 offers integrated 100GbE coherent dense wavelength-division multiplexing (DWDM) interfaces with optical transport network (OTN) framing, delivering industry-leading port densities. It provides a full IP feature set with high-capacity MPLS switching and multilayer packet transport functionality and manageability in 36 rack units.

Key Features

  • 24-Tbps capacity
  • 100GbE optimized
  • Juniper ExpressPlus silicon
  • DWDM interface support

Features + Benefits

Massive Scalability

Powered by custom Juniper Networks ExpressPlus silicon, the platform delivers up to 3 Tbps per slot. Increase capacity without expanding network and facilities footprint.

High Availability Hardware

Get carrier-grade reliability in an architecture that supports all traffic types.

High Availability Software

Use the high-availability features in Junos OS to perform software upgrades and changes without interrupting services.

Unparalleled Packet Processing Scale

Continually scale up and out to meet growing traffic volumes while reducing cost per bit.

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The PTX5000 Packet Transport Router forms the foundation of a massively scalable IP transport architecture. It provides high-density 10GbE, 40GbE, and 100GbE interfaces for large networks and demanding applications in high-scale environments.

Technical Features
  • 24-Tbps capacity
  • 100GbE optimized
  • Juniper ExpressPlus silicon
  • DWDM interface support
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The PTX3000 Packet Transport Router tightly integrates IP/MPLS and optical transport into core routing. It provides a scalable, high-performance solution optimized for space- and power-constrained environments.

Technical Features
  • 8-Tbps capacity
  • Full IP/MPLS support
  • 22 U form factor
  • Juniper ExpressPlus silicon

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
  • 400GbE inline MACsec
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