The two companies are at the OFC/NFOEC show demonstrating 100G bps interoperability between Nokia Siemens' network and Juniper's T1600 core router.
Networks and Juniper Networks are demonstrating a 100G bps Ethernet interface
this week during the OFC/NFOEC 2011 conference in Los Angeles.
recently successfully tested 100G bps interoperability between Nokia's OTN
(Optical Transport Network) and Juniper's T1600 core router. They conducted the
test at Nokia Siemens' facility in Munich, Germany.
They now are
taking the interoperability display to OFC/NFOEC, which runs March 8 to 11.
of router and DWDM network elements is a prerequisite for carriers to build and
upgrade their networks in a cost-efficient manner," Marc Rouanne, head of Nokia
Siemens' Network Systems unit and a member of the company's executive board, said
in a statement. "The demonstration confirms that worldwide carriers and
operators can transport high volumes of data over long distances along with
ensuring excellent network performance."
involved Nokia Siemens' hiT 7300 DWDM [Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing] platform
and Juniper's T1600 router. Right now, Nokia Siemens' hiT 7300 platforms
supports 40GbE interfaces, and company officials said it should start
supporting 100GbE by the middle of 2011.
rising IP traffic across their networks and the needs within a company's
campus, businesses and carriers already are beginning to talk about 100 Gigabit
Ethernet, even as 10GbE is just starting to become a dominant technology in the
data center, and 40GbE has yet to really take off. That interest will only
continue to grow, according to Daniel Hua, senior vice president of Juniper's
Core Business Unit.
Siemens Networks is a leader in IP integration with extensive capabilities in
optical transport, and this achievement is a testimony of our successful
partnership with it," Hua said in a statement. "We have many 100G customers,
who are looking for expanded service and proven long-haul capabilities that are
critical to the further adoption of 100G in networks."
Analyst firms Dell'Oro Group and IDC
recently issued reports
saying the Ethernet switch market rebounded strongly in 2010 from the beating
it took from the global recession the year before. Dell'Oro said in a report
March 1 that revenue for L2 and L3 switching hit almost $20 billion last year,
a 30 percent jump. In addition, the analysts said Juniper was the biggest
winner in the surge, and that future growth in the market in the near term will
come from 10GbE deployments.
IDC said the
worldwide Ethernet switch space grew 28.1 percent in 2010, with more than 1.1
million 10GbE ports shipping in the fourth quarter. IDC analysts also said
deployments in data centers and on campuses were accelerating.