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Press Release -- November 15th, 2010
Source: Juniper Networks
Tags: 100G, 40G, MPLS, Router, Video

Juniper Networks Introduces the Next-Generation Core Router for the New Network

Industry’s Fastest Core Router Designed to Support Multimedia and Advanced Cloud Services for the New Network with Unmatched Investment Protection

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Nov. 15, 2010 — Juniper Networks (NASDAQ:JNPR, news, filings) today introduced its next-generation and the industry’s fastest core routing platform that delivers breakthrough levels of performance with the new network economics necessary to support service provider business models into the next decade. Juniper Networks® T4000 Core Router, powered by the Junos® operating system, provides the scalability and flexibility required to meet rapidly expanding bandwidth requirements, while extending the unprecedented investment protection of the T Series platform, the most widely deployed core routing platform in the world.

At 240 Gbps/slot, the T4000 is the industry’s fastest and densest IP/MPLS router, built and optimized for transport networks, the service provider backbone and major peering points around the world. With four terabits of line rate throughput in a half rack chassis, the T4000 is purpose-built to facilitate the continued rapid increase in multimedia applications, including enterprise collaboration and mobile video conferencing as well as new and emerging cloud and research applications.

“At Comcast, we are committed to delivering more and more compelling entertainment and communications experiences to our customers,” said Kevin McElearney, vice president of network engineering at Comcast, one of the leading providers of entertainment, information and communication products and services in the United States. “Juniper has been an important technology partner in helping us grow and evolve our network to meet increasing customer demands, and the capabilities of Juniper’s T4000 look promising in helping us expand even further.”

The T4000 is being introduced as Internet traffic patterns are increasingly more dynamic with video, cloud computing and mobile applications placing new demands on the network. ABI Research projects that U.S. mobile data traffic will grow more than 500 percent in the next four years to reach more than 3,200 petabytes by 2014. With Internet traffic expected to increasingly include some form of video, the higher network core capacities of the T4000 will be essential to meeting subscriber expectations of reliable connectivity to rich media content.

“Our number one priority is meeting the expectations of our customers around the world as our core network experiences year-over-year growth,” said Kempei Fukuda, senior director, Global Business Division, NTT Communications Corporation, a global leader in delivering broadband communications. “With the demand for 100G approaching, the capabilities of Juniper’s T4000 would help us deliver the reliable bandwidth our customers require.”

T4000 Extends Unmatched History of Investment Protection

The T4000 extends Juniper’s history of flexibility, performance and investment protection by enabling existing T640 and T1600 core routers to be upgraded to T4000 without service disruption or changing customer-facing interfaces. All generations of the T Series have multichassis capability built into the architecture and support the same consistent Junos operating system deployed in every one of the top 100 service providers worldwide.

“Juniper is the clear leader in innovative, next-generation networking technologies, including being the first to announce and deliver 100G,” said Stefan Dyckerhoff, executive vice president and general manager, Infrastructure Products Group, Juniper Networks. “With the T4000, Juniper is now the first to provide clear investment protection for three generations of core routers since the introduction of the T640 more than eight years ago.”

Power Efficiency for a Lower Carbon Footprint

The T4000 is designed for optimum power efficiency and shows dramatic improvement in the watt per bit processed by most competitive platforms. At 2.7 watts of power per Gigabit of processed traffic, the T4000 is more than three times as efficient as the T1600, which is the most power-efficient core router of its generation.

“The insatiable demand for bandwidth driven by video communications continues to place increased pressure on service providers’ business models,” said Andre Viera, program manager, Telecom Infrastructure at IDC. “Juniper’s continuous innovation in silicon technology has propelled the company ahead of the competition in service capacity per footprint in the core router market. As a result, next-generation core routing platforms, such as the T Series, deliver the performance service providers need to scale and adapt their networks in order to provide new services and enhance performance, while improving network economics and reducing carbon footprint.”

Availability and Flexible Interfaces

The T4000 will support a diversity of interfaces, optimized to deliver the benefits of 10/40/100GE. In addition to supporting all existing T640 and T1600 interfaces, the new interface cards include:

  • 12x10GE
  • 1x100GE with CFP
  • 2x40GE with CFP

The T4000 will be showcased in a live demonstration at the Supercomputing conference in New Orleans, November 15-19. The T4000 will be available in 2H 2011.

About Juniper Networks

Juniper Networks is in the business of network innovation. From devices to data centers, from consumers to cloud providers, Juniper Networks delivers the software, silicon and systems that transform the experience and economics of networking. The company serves customers and partners worldwide, generating revenues exceeding $3 billion over the last year. Additional information can be found at Juniper Networks (

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