SUNNYVALE, Calif., Feb. 22, 2011 — Carrier Ethernet Solutions, the joint venture between Nokia Siemens Networks and Juniper Networks (NASDAQ:JNPR, news, filings), has announced Carrier Ethernet Transport 2.0 (CET) which helps operators to balance capacity and cost in their networks. CET 2.0 includes two new Ethernet access switches, Nokia Siemens Networks' A-Series 1200 and 1210, which offer higher capacity and lower cost to the Ethernet access network. It also includes new features for the ASPEN network management system. Fixed and mobile service providers will be able to benefit from these improvements in terms of reduced operational costs, faster time to market for new services and advanced visibility into their network wide operations.
CET 2.0 is designed for operators that offer business and residential services as well as fiber rich mobile backhaul. It is a step towards fully integrated and managed end-to-end Carrier Ethernet Transport. Correspondingly, ASPEN adds Connection Analyzer, which tracks performance and enables fault isolation, enabling the service provider to monitor performance and availability against service level agreements. In addition, it features alarm management capabilities unique to packet based networks.
By easing operational tasks, service providers can profit from reduced cost and a faster time to market for new services through comprehensive service provisioning and management capabilities. Simultaneously, CET 2.0 can improve customer satisfaction by detecting potential bottle necks and resolving problems more quickly.
"Service providers worldwide are facing huge pressure to balance capacity and cost in their networks. Our joint solution is significantly lowering cost and simplifying the overall service management for carrier Ethernet," said Dror Nemirovsky, head of the packet networks business at Nokia Siemens Networks."
"Built on proven, industry-leading technology, Juniper's MX Series is recognized as the industry's premier Ethernet services platform. By adding comprehensive service provisioning and management capabilities to ASPEN and multi-service access to the A-series platforms, carriers can get hold of an advanced and integrated base for their new services," said Rami Rahim, senior vice president, Edge and Aggregation business unit, Juniper Networks.
Nokia Siemens Networks and Juniper Networks will present CET 2.0 during CTIA 2011 in Orlando, Florida, March 22-24.
About Nokia Siemens Networks
Nokia Siemens Networks is a leading global enabler of telecommunications services. With its focus on innovation and sustainability, the company provides a complete portfolio of mobile, fixed and converged network technology, as well as professional services including consultancy and systems integration, deployment, maintenance and managed services. It is one of the largest telecommunications hardware, software and professional services companies in the world. Operating in 150 countries, its headquarters are in Espoo, Finland. www.nokiasiemensnetworks.com
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. Additional information can be found at Juniper Networks (www.juniper.net).
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Notes to the editor:
In June 2009, Nokia Siemens Networks and Juniper Networks founded a joint venture (JV) company — Carrier Ethernet Solutions B.V (CES) — in order to take a strong position in the rapidly growing Carrier Ethernet services market.
The building blocks in this JV CES are Juniper's MX Series Universal Edge Routers in the aggregation network and Nokia Siemens Networks' A-Series Carrier Ethernet Access Switches and ASPEN Network and Service Management and Provisioning System. This allows us to cover the latest technology requirements in the Carrier Ethernet domain, such as MPLS(-TP), L2/L3 VPN, Circuit Emulation (CES) or Multicast. The JV CES solution adds strong Carrier Ethernet Services to the network, therefore improving the cost efficiency of IP networks and supporting IP transformation.