Sunday, February 13, 2011

Juniper Announces MobileNext - "Open mobile core for 2G/3G and LTE networks"; Partners with Bridgewater, Openwave

Juniper Networks announced "MobileNext, the industry's first open mobile core for 2G/3G and LTE networks .. MobileNext is a suite of software that runs on Juniper Networks industry leading MX 3D Universal Edge Router and Junos® software platform. MobileNext delivers on the "Project Falcon" initiative with breakthrough products, solutions and business models that address the needs of mobile operators today"

See "Juniper Networks Delivers MobileNext — Industry's First Open Mobile Core for Service Innovation" - here. See also a white paper from ABI Research - "Juniper MobileNext: Bending the Mobile Cost Curve" - here (see chart below for the summary of findings).

"MobileNext, with industry leading scalability of mobile sessions, set up rates and forwarding capacity, enables high-definition voice and video delivery with seamless handoff between 3G and LTE for non-interrupted user experience while integrating a rich portfolio of in-line IP services. These in-line services, including Deep Packet Inspection, Traffic Direct for Internet offload, Carrier Grade NAT, Firewall, Video Optimization, MPLS, and Application Load Balancing, provide deployment flexibility and dramatically reduce TCO to mobile operators".

The following vendors announced a partnership with Juniper:
  • Bridgewater Systems announced that "Juniper Networks will resell Bridgewater's complete control plane portfolio globally, as an integral component of Juniper's MobileNext, the industry's first open mobile core for 2G/3G and LTE networks".  See "Juniper Networks and Bridgewater to Partner on End-to-End Mobile Packet Core Solution" - here
  • Openwave Systems announced that "Juniper Networks has selected the Company as a strategic partner to integrate its Media Optimizer into Juniper’s Media Flow solution for mobile video optimization. The combined solution is expected to dramatically improve the economics of delivering video over mobile networks while revolutionizing the user viewing experience". See "Juniper Networks Partners with Openwave to Redefine Mobile Video Delivery and Revoltionize User Viewing Experience" - here.

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