The annual OFC/NFOEC Conference gets underway in the Los Angeles Convention Center next week, and Juniper will be showcasing a live demonstration of its Converged Supercore architecture with the PTX Series Packet Transport Switch, powered by the Junos Express chipset.
The PTX Series was designed from the ground up to meet the service provider business model challenge: Exploding non-revenue generating network traffic with unpredictable patterns driving a chasm between network monetization and the cost of scaling the network.
The PTX plays a revolutionary role in helping to close that chasm by merging the core packet and optical network layers in an innovative single-element design with full function MPLS and dense 100Gbps interfaces, delivering capital cost savings of up to 65 percent compared to traditional architectures.
LightReading’s Craig Matsumoto sees 2012 as the year when 100 Gigabit takes off and I agree. We’re seeing high interest in the PTX and the T4000 largely due to carriers looking to improve the economics of the network by lowering infrastructure and operating costs while also keeping pace with the explosion in bandwidth demands from cloud, video and mobile traffic.
We’ll explore network monetization in depth during a panel discussion I’m moderating, “Mission (Im)Possible: Monetizing Telecommunications Networks,” on Thursday, March 8. Jim Carroll, editor and publisher of Converge! Network Digest, will get the session started with a keynote reviewing cost control, service creation and go-to-market challenges of modern telecommunications networks. Panel members include Andrew Malis of Verizon, Shamim Akhtar of Comcast, Eve Griliches of ACG Research, John Krzywicki of Analysys Mason, Michael Brown of AboveNet, and Nev Chander of IDC. There is a new path to network monetization, and this is the team that will help shape its future.
Juniper is also leading discussions on “Introduction to Ethernet Technologies,” “Core Router Bypass,” “Core Networks – DWDM Optical Line-side Interoperability,” and “100G Deployments.” We’ll also be participating in Market Watch sessions on “Advanced Integrated Photonics” and “Entering the 100G Era.”
With more than 11,000 attendees and over 500 exhibiting vendors, OFC is by far the largest conference for the optical communications industry, and as you can see, Juniper will be an integral part of the dialogue.
We’ll be in booth 1925. Stop by, say hello and see how a Converged Supercore is one of the most important developments on the path to network monetization.
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