Zeus Kerravala, Principal Analyst, ZK Research

Juniper Networks Open RAN solution at MWC23

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In this video, Juniper’s Natarajan Krishnamurthy provides a demo of its Open RAN solution. This includes detail on Juniper’s RAN Intelligent Controller (RIC), Service Management and Orchestration and O-RAN security. RIC use cases include tenant/slice aware admission control, traffic steering and energy savings. Juniper has a number of partners in Open RAN including VodafoneUK Parallel-TW and keysight.

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You’ll learn

  • How Juniper’s Open RAN solution works

  • Juniper’s RAN Intelligent Controller (RIC) use cases

Who is this for?

Network Professionals Business Leaders


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Zeus Kerravala
Principal Analyst, ZK Research

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Natarajan Krishnamurthy
Senior Product Marketing Manager, Juniper Networks


0:07 all right I'm here now with uh nitrogen

0:09 K I'll just call you that uh you do a

0:12 quick intro on yourself and tell us what

0:13 we're gonna be looking at here yeah I'm

0:15 a president I I'm proud of the product

0:17 marketing for open brand and Smo okay so

0:20 and open around is a pretty new space

0:22 for you guys right being in the ram area

0:24 yes yes we have gotten about a couple of

0:26 years back yes yes

0:29 yeah so what we are talking about is how

0:31 service providers can achieve new levels

0:34 of service agility Automation and

0:37 operation efficiency by unlocking

0:38 intelligence and value in the ram so

0:41 we're focusing mainly on intelligent

0:42 controller and service management

0:43 orchestration I'll start with the Ryan

0:45 intelligent controller so Juniper

0:48 provides a open and interoperable Ryan

0:51 attention controller platform which is

0:52 fully compliant with Oran Alliance

0:54 interfaces and specifications you can

0:56 onboard third-party X apps and R apps

0:58 which gives kind of flexibility and

1:00 choice of suppliers to service providers

1:03 so basically we are covering three use

1:04 cases the admission control and traffic

1:06 steering use case is something that we

1:08 have demonstrated in Vodafone turkey in

1:10 a live commercial Network you would have

1:12 seen the press release last week and we

1:14 have Energy savings which we

1:16 demonstrated

1:17 so I can walk you through one of those

1:19 use cases real quick sure so

1:23 admission control kind of provides

1:24 priority user services in a specific

1:26 category of users let's say Public

1:28 Safety or schools hospitals Etc so this

1:32 was the setup on which we validated we

1:33 have the Juniper near real time brick

1:35 non-real time brick we had X apps and

1:37 our apps coming from juniper and

1:39 parallel Wireless was providing the

1:40 radio network here all right

1:42 so let's start with the use case so we

1:44 have a cityscape we have a rural area we

1:46 have a suburban area here so we first

1:49 start deploying the admission control so

1:51 we are now deploying that mission

1:52 control RF okay we will display deploy

1:54 the admission control

1:58 and the fully automated analyst right

2:01 yeah basically we just need to deploy

2:02 the app so that it's all running and now

2:04 we start the use case

2:07 the tenant that you're talking about is

2:09 a public safety tenant here okay and

2:11 here subscribe for 2000 us as the SLA

2:15 right so

2:18 so we don't have any uh emergency right

2:21 now so the default allocation is 1000

2:23 ues in the Suburban area thousand is in

2:25 the rural area and the number of active

2:28 ues is less than these numbers so

2:30 there's no rejections here let's say now

2:32 I have an emergency so I have an

2:34 emergency in the rural area so you have

2:36 First Responders fire safety personal

2:38 levels coming in so suddenly you will

2:40 see a kind of a spike here right the

2:42 number of active movies in the rural

2:44 area has gone up to thousand and some

2:45 ues are also getting rejected here

2:48 so this is where Rick kind of comes into

2:50 picture so the RF gets triggered by an

2:52 external admission server or it can

2:54 detect that this ues are getting

2:55 rejected and immediately increase the

2:57 allocation that is available for one

2:59 area from 202. and those are

3:01 automatically automatically yeah so

3:03 which means of course you can that's

3:05 been a big problem Wireless operators in

3:07 the past right it's right is is uh they

3:09 run out of spectrum and you know and

3:11 then the service quality goes down and

3:13 yeah absolutely yeah right and the

3:16 number of rejected ues come to zero so

3:19 now your emergency situation has gone

3:21 away you go back to your default

3:23 allocation of thousand each so basically

3:26 you're able to kind of dynamically

3:27 allocate network resources without

3:29 trying to kind of over provision at any

3:31 place yeah and that was the norm before

3:33 you either ran with poorly provisioned

3:36 or you over provisioned right in which

3:38 case your network has been utilized most

3:40 of the time exactly right and your

3:43 automatically optimizing it based on the

3:45 real-time data and applications once

3:47 developed you can run it any you don't

3:49 need to have vendor specific

3:50 implementation because this is open run

3:51 right

3:53 so I will uh

3:55 I'll go back to another use case I think

3:58 um at this time I'll go to yeah I'll go

4:00 to the service management orchestration

4:01 demo sure just to give you a brief

4:04 overview of what it is about

4:07 so let's look at why do you need this

4:09 new approach to service management

4:11 orchestration so basically the

4:13 management and orchestration of Telecom

4:14 networks is becoming more complex

4:16 primarily because of the following

4:17 reasons one is evolving architectures

4:19 service providers are moving from closed

4:21 monolithic systems to open virtualized

4:24 architectures

4:27 and with 5G and Oran your network is

4:30 your services are going to be delivered

4:31 from thousands of clouds and tens and

4:34 thousands of its sites unlike where

4:36 we've had physical Network functions

4:37 earlier

4:38 and service providers also want to kind

4:41 of spin up custom services on demand

4:43 something that they want to spin up

4:44 something for a few hours or so and be

4:46 able to deliver them under slas and

4:48 share the money as to surprise

4:50 so to simplify this complexity Juniper

4:53 has come up with this Quran service

4:55 management organization system which is

4:56 fully component to 3gp TMF and open

5:00 Trend standards so we it implements ran

5:03 Netflix life management function which

5:04 is uh 3gp defined we have the non-real

5:07 time brick the near Rail tamrick and we

5:09 have the focam and nfo functions which

5:11 actually take care of orchestrating the

5:13 functions on top of this entrepreneurial

5:15 cloud

5:16 so what we are talking about here is

5:18 that we are taking an example of

5:20 Barcelona we have a regional clock we

5:22 have three h clouds with the heater core

5:24 use and we are going to deploy and

5:27 manage slices for an Enterprise and an

5:28 industry here and we will be covering

5:31 the entire life cycle uh starting from

5:34 the preparation phase where you're going

5:35 to onboard Cloud infrastructure Design

5:37 Network slices Design

5:39 Services supplies creation slice

5:42 activation

5:44 monitoring the slice and then slice

5:46 termination so this is what we're going

5:48 to be speaking to customers partners and

5:50 industrialists like you for the next

5:52 three days at Barcelona so happy to take

5:55 any questions yeah and so how's this

5:57 being received so far

5:58 it's been pretty good we had already a

6:00 couple of customers who have been here

6:01 and of course there's going to be more

6:03 discussions that's going to follow Yeah

6:05 well yeah and what I like about this and

6:08 I was talking Ramy about this earlier is

6:10 just that the Rand is an area that a lot

6:12 of people have thought was kind of a

6:13 commodity you're driving a lot of

6:15 innovation into it now to allow it to do

6:17 things that service writers can do

6:19 before so absolutely so all right well

6:21 that was great so thanks appreciate the

6:22 time thanks

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