Layer2 Featured Router – Juniper Router ACX Series
ACX Series Universal Access Routers bring operational intelligence to the access and aggregation layers, providing the option to deploy Ethernet or IP/MPLS infrastructure.
High-precision synchronization technology, industry-leading security, and high availability features enhance QoE, while extensive OAM, built-in advanced SLA management, and zero touch deployment capabilities reduce TCO. ACX Series platforms address a variety of service provider use cases—including mobile backhaul, residential and business access, and metro Ethernet aggregation—as well as enterprise use cases for power utilities, oil and gas, mining, transportation, and defense and public safety industries.
Carrier Ethernet services have been growing at double-digit rates over the past several years, and the trend is expected to continue—projected to reach over $70 billion revenue globally by 2020. Unabated network traffic growth driven by video and mobility, the continued shift from legacy TDM to IP, increased adoption of cloud services, and the arrival of smart cities and IoT (Internet of Things) all drive the demand for more Ethernet services given its lower cost per bit and bandwidth scalability. Meanwhile, Carrier Ethernet services are being provided by a wide range of service providers, and the increased competition has been putting pressure on the services price. To maintain profitability and compete effectively, service providers need a scalable universal metro Ethernet infrastructure to serve multiple customer segments with differentiated services.
The ACX500, ACX1000 line, and ACX2000 line can be deployed as a CPE or NID to provide L2/3 business access, direct Internet access, and IP services such as IP VPN. The ACX Series features robust OAM and SLA control capabilities; together with automation and zero touch provisioning, the ACX Series enables seamless migration from 1GbE to 10GbE.
The ACX5000 is a perfect candidate as a versatile metro aggregation platform. It supports high port densities and rich features such as Ethernet OAM for E-LINE, E-LAN, E-TREE over Ethernet or IP/MPLS, and IP VPN.
The ACX5000 is also an excellent choice as a converged FTTH and metro Ethernet
Wholesale Mobile Backhaul
In addition to MEF CE 2.0 compliance, supporting both Ethernet and IP/MPLS, the ACX Series provides high capacity and scalability, complete timing and synchronization, and integrated security and SLA tools that wholesale operators could use to differentiate for mobile backhaul services.
Additionally, the ACX500 could be used as a last-mile deployment solution for a small cell as-a-service offering. ACX Series Universal Access Routers