Network technology firm Juniper Networks said that it will demonstrate how service providers can take advantage of its engineering and innovation to tame growing complexity and concerns associated with the major transformation to a 5G ready network.
The company said at MWC 2019, its senior executive will focus on foundational architecture that service providers can use to reap the benefits of new business opportunities that 5G, IoT and the cloud will create.
“5G is firmly on the horizon. Beyond the inevitable hype around all new technologies, it’s often heralded as the future savior of mobile communications – the technology that will enable users to do so much more than they can today,” said Rami Rahim, Chief Executive Officer at Juniper Networks.
“However, delivering new services at huge scale both in terms of capacity and connectivity – to humans and to ‘things’ – will take a massive toll on today’s networks. To prepare for this 5G-led explosion of bandwidth and devices, providers will need to transform their infrastructure, operations and service delivery to capitalize on the opportunities. For this, service providers require a secure, automated and cloud-native architecture capable of delivering diverse services in a cost-effective and agile way,” said Rahim.
During the MWC 2019, Juniper will showcase its solutions for industrial IoT and immersive experiences. Juniper will also showcase various joint solutions with strategic partners, including Affirmed Networks, Corero, Ericsson, Hitachi, IBM, Mist Systems, NEC/Netcracker, Red Hat and Tech Mahindra.
Juniper will be part of an i2cat multi-vendor demonstration of a modern ‘E2E 5G Connected Ambulance’ showcasing how an emergency services vehicle can be equipped with end-to-end connectivity. The setup will show how an ambulance can be equipped with a Juniper SD-WAN node (SRX320+LTE for the demo) connected to the roof satellite antenna and 5G modem to provide simultaneous and seamless connectivity via multiple technologies available in each location (3G, 4G, 5G, wi-fi, satellite or all of them at the same time). This enables the use of sophisticated medical equipment and cameras to be able to attend to patients on-site, no matter where they are, assisted by remote doctors for complex cases.
The company said its additional demonstrations will include field projects with Ottawa L5, CENGN, Satellite Applications Catapult (SAC), NEC, Vodafone and several tier 1 service providers in China that address key 5G/IoT use cases. These use cases range from smart cities, stadiums and factories to connected and self-driving vehicles to AR/VR and parallel high definition video streams.
In addition, Juniper will participate in three joint solution demonstrations with Ericsson.