Network technology firm Juniper Networks said that it has joined the Softbank 5G Consortium established by Softbank Corp. as a founding member.
The Softbank 5G Consortium brings together partners, operators, industry experts and companies in 5G-related fields, to collaborate alongside Softbank on proof-of-concept demonstrations aimed at addressing the commercialization and adoption of 5G solutions across various industry verticals.
Juniper Networks has collaborated with Softbank in the past. In particular, Juniper's automated and IP networking solutions, including its flagship MX Series Universal Routing Platforms, play a crucial role in the development of Softbank's 5G infrastructure, said the company.
Juniper stressed that this solution offers strong scalability, reliability and flexibility, which are all key to Softbank's 5G networking demands and requirements such as Network Slicing with SRv6.
“Juniper Networks is delighted to build on our long-running relationship to partner with Softbank into the 5G era. Alongside Softbank and the other members of the Softbank 5G Consortium, we look forward to accelerating the development, commercialization and adoption of 5G solutions,” stated Raghavendra Mallya, Vice President, Platform Engineering, Juniper Networks.