By Alyssa Dalton
March 25, 2014 – Coriant and Juniper Networks have teamed up to create an integrated packet transport network (IPTN), which the companies debuted 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, they added.
According to the partners, the technology will enable network operators to efficiently deploy a converged packet optical infrastructure that increases network capacity while lowering costs. As well, the IPTN solution provides the foundation for faster and more reliable services optimized for high bandwidth applications driving network growth, they said.
The IPTN solution is a combination of the Coriant hiT 7300 DWDM system, Coriant TransNet planning tool, and TNMS network management system with Juniper Networks MX and PTX routers. The latest interoperability test was carried out on line side interworking of PTX 100G DWDM interfaces with hiT 7300 transponders and line system.
“We see this collaboration between Coriant and Juniper as an important step that allows operators to offer reliable and scalable networks for richer services to its end-users by a tighter integration of the IP/MPLS and optical network layers,” said Uwe Fischer, chief technology officer at Coriant. “Both companies are highly motivated to create integrated packet network transport solutions to contend with the exponential growth in data and to offer long-term support to our customers from now and well into the future.”
“We are pleased with the test results that highlight additional use cases that Coriant and Juniper can offer to operators,” continued Paul Obsitnik, vice president, service provider marketing at Juniper Networks.