Juniper and NSN join forces on IP-Optical solutions

Nokia Siemens Networks and Juniper Networks  have teamed to combine their respective strengths in optical and IP networking to create an integrated IP-Optical solution for the global market.

The collaboration includes the development of cost-optimized 10G, 40G and 100G IP over DWDM solutions with management integration and GMPLS control plane interworking.

The strengthening of the vendor’s relationship follows on from an announcement min early June to form a JV to address the carrier ethernet transport market. The JV, headquartered in The Netherlands, would see both companies contribute the products and support required to meet the portfolio needs of  200 joint service provider customers globally. The new carrier ethernet solutions are to be sold by bother parties from the fourth quarter of 2009.

Under the new collaboration, the vendors claim that the combination IP routing from Juniper and WDM expertise from Nokia Siemens Networks “will form the bedrock of the vision that breaks the barriers between optical and electrical layers," said Uwe Fischer, Head of DWDM Business Line at Nokia Siemens Networks.

The joint  solution will be bolstered by Nokia Siemens Networks' network planning software, TransNet.

“Trends such as video, virtualization and cloud computing continue to drive the need for core networking capacity, operators will be looking for ways to scale their networks efficiently and cost-effectively," added Opher Kahane, senior VP and GM, High-End Systems Business Unit, Juniper Networks.