SoftBank deploys Juniper Networks MX Series routers in commercial core network

Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR) says it has supplied elements of its MX Series 3D Universal Edge Routers along with the Juniper Extension Toolkit (JET) automation framework to SoftBank Corp. The telecommunications subsidiary of the SoftBank Group Corp. has used the technology to upgrade its commercial core network in Japan.

Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR) says it has supplied elements of its MX Series 3D Universal Edge Routers along with the Juniper Extension Toolkit (JET) automation framework to SoftBank Corp. The telecommunications subsidiary of the SoftBank Group Corp. has used the technology to upgrade its commercial core network in Japan.

SoftBank has deployed the MX2020 and MX104 3D Universal Edge Routers, while also implementing JET technology. Use of the MX2020 increased network capacity by 76-fold while improving network resiliency, Juniper asserts. JET provides an automation toolkit designed to enable customers to automate configuration and provisioning tasks. Juniper says Softbank was able to deploy the new technology without disrupting existing services.

"As data traffic continues to increase by-the-day, we needed to significantly upgrade our commercial core network's capacity, performance, and automation capabilities in order to continue providing the world-class levels of service which our customers expect of SoftBank," explained Tomohiro Sekiwa, vice president, Core Network & Device Technology Business Unit at SoftBank Corp. "After an extensive review, we found the perfect combination of products from Juniper Networks for our requirements."

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