SoftBank Upgrades Core Network with Juniper's High Capacity MX Series Edge Routers

SoftBank Upgrades Core Network with Juniper's High Capacity MX Series Edge Routers Image Credit: Juniper Networks

Japan's SoftBank has deployed Juniper's MX Series 3D Universal Edge Routers together with the Juniper Extension Toolkit (JET) automation framework to upgrade its core network to cater for the exponential data traffic growth over the past few years.

At the same time, SoftBank was seeking to modernize its operations environment, and wanted an agile and automated network solution that would reduce complexity and increase speed of service delivery.

For its new commercial core network, SoftBank has selected the high-capacity MX2020 and the versatile MX104 3D Universal Edge Routers, while also implementing JET technology. With performance and stability being key criteria, the MX2020 is able to increase capacity from their current systems by 76-fold, claims Juniper Networks.

JET provides an automation toolkit that enables customers to automate configuration and provisioning tasks, enabling SoftBank to accelerate service delivery by up to 30 times when contrasted with their previous, manual approach to provisioning and configuration. Using open Application Programming Interfaces (APIs), JET brings greater automation capabilities to the Junos operating system that powers and future-proofs SoftBank Corp's commercial core network.

Tomohiro Sekiwa, VP, Core Network & Device Technology Business Unit, Softbank
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. 

Tomohiro Furuya, Country Manager, Juniper Networks, Japan 
We're delighted that SoftBank has once again selected us as their networking partner of choice for their new commercial core network -- a testament to the strength of our MX Series router portfolio which has been widely deployed and well proven across top service providers and cloud builders globally.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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