Sparkle deploys Juniper Networks' 400G platform

Sparkle deploys Juniper Networks' 400G platform


Sparkle has deployed Juniper Networks' 400G solutions in response to growing demands for bandwidth, reliability and cost-efficiency.

Juniper’s solution also supports Sparkle’s sustainability goals by enabling Sparkle to reduce space and power consumption in its core points of presence (PoPs).

“The 400G platform from Juniper will be a key tool in our ongoing challenge to match constantly growing traffic demands at very competitive price-per-port in the context of premium space and power costs, without sacrificing reliability and features," said Enrico Bagnasco, chief technology officer at Sparkle.

"In addition, the better economy of scale and a denser configuration supports the high standard for eco-sustainable design and energy efficiency to which we work.”

Specifically, Sparkle has deployed Juniper’s PTX Series Routers, which are cloud-optimised platforms that enable seamless migration to 400G connections, which are easier to manage with fewer overall ports. The PTX Series offers ultra-high port density, 400GbE support, flexible filtering and a reliable network operating system.

At the same time, Juniper’s latest silicon advancements reduce watts consumed per gigabit, allowing for high speed data transmissions at lower power levels. 400G optical transceiver modules deliver a lower cost-per-bit by delivering the same bandwidth in less physical space.

“Juniper is pleased to support customers like Sparkle as they balance their sustainability journey with achieving their commercial goals and customer experience requirements," said Raj Yavatkar, chief technology officer at Juniper Networks.

"We share Sparkle’s vision of having a significantly positive impact on the environment and believe that innovation in sustainable technology is as important as reducing our environmental footprint.”

The collaboration comes as Juniper Networks’ 400G solution helps Sparkle meet its goal to provide “bandwidth hungry” customers with customised solutions that according to the company, deliver a superior end-user experience, competitive cost and top performance in the international telecoms market.

In related news, October 2021 saw Sparkle named winning of Project of the Year – Terrestrial, at the Global Carrier Awards.

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