Juniper unveils 'new network' solutions
MWC: Juniper Networks announces range of solutions for mobile operators
Juniper Networks has unveiled a ‘new network' for mobile operators, to help them reduce costs while meeting growing demand from mobile users.
The ‘new network' comprises new software and hardware solutions, and existing Juniper and third party solutions, based on open standards, to create a technology framework which is intended to help mobile operators deliver new services such as mobile video while cutting TCO and creating new revenue streams.
The company announced a number of components for the platform at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, including Juniper Traffic Direct, the first solution from Juniper's ‘Project Falcon' initiative which will optimize mobile data traffic by combining intelligent subscriber and application policies with MX 3D Series scaling to offload bulk data traffic directly to the Internet, to provide a better mobile experience, and Juniper Media Flow, which uses software from Juniper partner Ankeena Networks, to enable smooth adaptive bit streaming for uninterrupted video viewing. Both solutions are expected to be available by the second quarter of this year.
The company also announced Juniper Mobile Core Evolution, which will provide an open and secure mobile packet core to monetize 3G and 4G services on the same network. The solution leverages MX 3D Series routers and Junos software to deliver 3G and 4G gateway capabilities while accelerating service innovation and time to market, with scaling across bandwidth, subscribers and services.
In security, Juniper announced Junos Pulse for Smartphones, which it says is the industry's first downloadable client software that will provide secure connections across smartphones, notebooks and netbooks to a broad range of corporate applications, and Juniper Mobile Secure, a solution based on its SRX series service gateways that will integrate security across mobile devices, applications and networks based on Juniper software and systems.
Juniper also revealed a range of third party applications under the ‘Junos Ready ‘ banner, including solutions for mobile video delivery, addressable advertising, service monitoring, service delivery and security, which have all been certified as compatible with Juniper's Junos OS.
Kim Perdikou, executive vice president, Office of the CEO, Juniper commented; "Mobility is not a box. It's a way of life. Mobile operators need their networking vendors to stop building new one-off boxes, band-aids and bolt-ons to handle mobile data traffic. They need networking vendors with real innovation that can offer immediate TCO relief, unmatched scale for the future, built-in security and open platforms to monetize new services. Mobile broadband is here to stay, and providers will need an open and secure network to take advantage."