I was invited to a media briefing on Juniper’s latest new solutions that will help telcos optimise traffic within their network and offer more solutions that will enable them to easily offer more application and services to end users.
At GSMA Mobile World Congress in Feb 2010, the company announced:
Junos Ready Software- A growing portfolio of third-party and Juniper-developed applications based on the Junos software platform. Specifically for mobile operators, Juniper is delivering new third-party applications for mobile video delivery, addressable advertising, service monitoring, service delivery and security. The new Junos Ready software is certified and optimized to run on Junos, a cross-network software platform that enables rich user experiences, revolutionary economics and fast time to market.
Junos Pulse for Smartphones – New mobile security software that closes a significant security gap for enterprises and improves productivity for mobile employees. Available in Q2 2010 for popular mobile devices, Junos Pulse is the industry’s first downloadable client software that provides secure connections across smartphones, notebooks and netbooks to a broad range of corporate applications. Based on the world’s most scalable SSL VPN technology, Junos Pulse delivers world-class security for mobile services in an integrated, extensible client that enables new service models for operators.
Juniper Mobile Secure – A new solution that integrates security across mobile devices, applications and networks based on Juniper software and systems. Mobile Secure delivers secure user experiences at unprecedented scale based on the world’s fastest SRX Series Services Gateways and industry-first Junos Pulse client software, ensuring broad device support, investment optimization and service enablement.
Juniper Traffic Direct – A new solution that addresses the immediate experience and cost challenges caused by exponential growth of mobile data traffic due to smartphones, netbooks and notebooks. The first solution from Juniper’s “Project Falcon” initiative disclosed last October, Juniper Traffic Direct optimizes mobile data traffic by combining intelligent subscriber and application policies with powerful MX 3D Series scaling to offload bulk data traffic directly to the Internet, resulting in a better mobile experience. Expected to be available in Q2 2010, Traffic Direct will help providers reduce network congestion, minimize impact on their mobile infrastructure, and lower their total cost of ownership.
Juniper Media Flow – A new solution that optimizes mobile and fixed networks for fast, efficient video and rich media delivery — enabling a TV-like experience on smartphones and other mobile devices, while yielding TCO reductions for mobile operators. Media Flow leverages advanced software from Juniper partner Ankeena Networks, which enables smooth adaptive bit streaming for uninterrupted video viewing. Expected to be available in Q2 2010, Media Flow will include a Juniper VXA Series content delivery engine and Ankeena software to provide video and content delivery up to 10Gbps per engine. Combining Traffic Direct and Media Flow can help operators lower their total cost of ownership by up to 70 percent according to a study validated by IDC.(1)
Juniper Mobile Core Evolution – A new solution that will provide an open and secure mobile packet core to monetize 3G and 4G services on the same network. Expected to be available for selected customer evaluations in Q4 2010, Mobile Core Evolution will leverage MX 3D Series routers and Junos software to deliver 3G and 4G gateway capabilities while accelerating service innovation and time to market with uncompromised scaling across bandwidth, subscribers and services. Mobile Core Evolution will enable new services based on Junos SDK, while offering strong built-in security to protect subscribers. The solution will fundamentally transform the mobile packet core to drive costs down, increase revenue opportunities and improve user experiences on a unified network.
Note: I will update this post with more details later as I don’t have sufficient time to finish it.