Today, Juniper Networks announced several additions to its ACX Series Universal Access Routing portfolio, delivering a series of new platforms that service providers need as they look to address the coverage and capacity challenges that the addition of small cells have introduced in their RAN.
One of those new products, the ACX500, offers a line of ruggedized routers designed to address the backhaul challenge posed by both small cell locations. Including models for both indoor and outdoor installations, the ACX500 routers:
Provide timing and syncronization locally to small cells
Provide power over Ethernet (PoE) for small cells
Provide a rich set of OAM and SLA measurement tools
Offer a rich set of security features
The ACX500 routers also support Juniper Networks Junos OS, extensive Layer 2 and Layer 3 features, IP/MPLS with traffic engineering support, rich network management, fault management, service monitoring and OAM capabilities. By converging all of these features into a single device, the ACX500 line of routers delivers a level of scalability and reliability that will improve your customers’ overall quality of experience while lowering costs for deploying, maintaining and updating the network infrastructure.
As the only small cell router with an integrated GPS receiver that minimizes the complexity of timing distribution, the ACX500 line of universal access routers represents a new generation of access platform designed for high-performance, high-capacity and highly demanding service. To learn more, visit the ACX500 product page.