Coriant collaborates with Juniper to drive integration of network layers

By : |March 12, 2014 0

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Coriant, a global supplier of dynamic metro-to-core transport solutions, announced the latest progress in its collaboration with Juniper Networks, the industry leader in network innovation, to create an integrated packet transport network (IPTN), which the two companies are demonstrating live this month at the Optical Fiber Communications Conference (OFC 2014).

Recent joint R&D between the two networking innovators resulted in the first multi-vendor line side interworking between router and DWDM system suitable for long haul (LH) transmission.

This technology advancement will enable network operators to efficiently deploy a converged packet optical infrastructure that increases network capacity while lowering costs. Proven in leading carrier networks, the IPTN solution provides the foundation for faster and more reliable services optimized for high bandwidth applications driving network growth.

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The IPTN solution is a combination of the Coriant hiT 7300 DWDM system, Coriant TransNet planning tool, and TNMS network management system with industry-leading Juniper Networks MX Series and PTX Series routers.

The latest interoperability test was carried out on line side interworking of PTX 100G DWDM interfaces with hiT 7300 transponders and line system. The results highlight new use cases in seamless packet optical networks, which now include regeneration of router interfaces and handoff between routers from different vendors, which were not previously attuned on the line side.

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