Juniper Networks PTX5000 Packet Transport Switch to power Optus’ core network

Telecom Lead Asia: Optus, which is working with Nokia Siemens Networks as a partner for its network initiatives, has selected the Juniper Networks PTX5000 Packet Transport Switch as the foundation of its next-generation converged core network.

The PTX platform will enable Optus to manage cost and scale its core network to accommodate data growth as Optus rolls out its new 4G LTE mobile network.

Optus, Australia’s second largest telecommunications carrier and a part of Singapore-based SingTel Group, aims at lowering the cost-per-bit and limit or reduce complexity in its network.

“We carefully chose a core platform to support the organization’s growth aspiration. We selected Juniper Networks PTX Series Packet Transport Switch as it provides the density required to support our growth plans. The optimized nature of the PTX platform will also help us manage our cost base as we grow our network, while the power efficiency of the platform will help us support growth within a manageable power environment,” said Karim Nejaim, vice president, Converged Services Engineering, Optus.

Optus is initially deploying Juniper Networks PTX Series in Melbourne and plans to expand the use of the PTX platform in other core points of presence in 2013.

Optus is leveraging Juniper Networks Professional Services’ Testing as a Service, enabling it to test, plan and execute in Juniper’s test labs. This reduces project risk and allows Optus to take advantage of Juniper Networks’ expertise in network design methodology, existing tools and standardized testing to ensure product implementation.

Optus selected Nokia Siemens Networks as a partner for its network initiatives including implementation of the next-generation core network.

“The decision by Optus to deploy Juniper Networks PTX Packet Transport Switch platform is an important endorsement of our core network strategy. With carrier network resources under continuous pressure, the Juniper Networks PTX Series delivers industry-defining standards of scale, reliability and automation in the supercore, but with optimized power and space consumption and lower total cost-of-ownership,” said Mike Marcellin, senior vice president, strategy and marketing, Platform and Systems Division, Juniper Networks.


Recently, Juniper Networks promised 42 percent lower TCO to telecom operators by utilizing its new software and hardware products.

Moreover, Juniper Networks said operational benefits will include 81 percent reduction in operation, administration and management (OAM) costs, and accelerated delivery of expanded services.

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