South Korean Operator LG U+ Selects Juniper Networks' Virtual Route Reflector

South Korean Operator LG U+ Selects Juniper Networks' Virtual Route Reflector Image Credit: Juniper Networks

Juniper Networks announced that South Korean operator, LG U+ has successfully rolled out Korea's first-ever carrier-grade virtual routing deployment as part of a broad infrastructure solution. LG U+ has selected Juniper's virtual route reflector capability within the vMX and EX4300/EX2200 Ethernet Switches.

With the exponential rise in today's data traffic levels, increasingly high demands are placed on service providers to implement networking solutions that provide significant improvements in flexibility, adaptability and reliability, all while maximizing cost-effectiveness. This is particularly crucial for leading operators like LG U+ that are rapidly transitioning their infrastructure for next-generation 5G networking, said Juniper Networks.

With a lack of prior public NFV-based routing references in Korea, Juniper Networks said it worked closely alongside LG U+ from the initial stages of the 5G project to assess potential issues, as well as ensure integration with the existing infrastructure and third-party devices.

Through close collaboration with a partner, Juniper's virtual routing solution offers two key features that addressed major resiliency objectives for LG U+, including:Auto Recovery - the ability to automatically recognize network errors and then dynamically create a new Virtual Router immediately in order to ensure seamless service continuity.Auto Healing - the ability to prevent system overload if operator-defined maximum CPU and memory utilization values are exceededJuniper's solution also has the openness and flexibility to support third-party hosted operating systems, hypervisors and orchestration tools, while also providing modular customization.

Jae-ho Choi, General Manager, Transport Platform Development Team, LG U+
We are very excited about Korea's first commercial launch of a carrier-grade NFV-based router. I believe this will enable us to not only drastically improve our routing performance, but provide greater stability and a more diverse range of services for our customers. 

Ki-byung Chai, Country Manager of Korea, Juniper Networks
It has always been Juniper's focus to develop, deliver and implement cutting-edge innovation with the ability to drive maximum value for our clients, and we are proud to deliver Korea's first carrier-grade NFV-based solution alongside LG U+.

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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