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Juniper Networks, Sumitomo Electric, Arrcus join Open XR forum

by Helen J. Wolf
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Open XR Forum announced that Juniper Networks, Sumitomo Electric, and Arrcus had joined the industry initiative to advance the implementation of software-configurable point-to-point and point-to-multipoint coherent optical networks using XR optics pluggable transceiver technology.

According to Open XR, these new members bring essential expertise and world-class experience in routing, access/edge networking, and software to the Open XR ecosystem.

“Their contributions and participation in the forum will help power multi-vendor, interoperable solutions to enable high-bandwidth, software-configurable, coherent optics from the core to the edge of the network,” the company said.

Juniper Networks, Sumitomo Electric, Arrcus join Open XR forum

Juniper is a leading provider of routing and switching solutions, network security, artificial intelligence-enabled enterprise networking, and software-defined network technologies.

“Juniper is excited to partner with the members of the Open XR Forum to advance the development of intelligent coherent pluggable,” said Brendan Gibbs, SVP of product management, Juniper Networks.

“We are excited to be part of the Open XR vision of transforming network architecture to make significant strides in performance, cost, and network flexibility to meet rapidly growing capacity requirements for cloud, data center, and 5G traffic,” he says.

Sumitomo Electric Industries is a leading global provider of advanced optical communications and radio frequency solutions with a proven track record of providing access network equipment to telecommunications carriers and CATV operators.

Arrcus offers virtualized routing solutions with best-in-class software for data centers, 5G/Access networks, and cloud networks.

Dave Welch, the co-founder of Infinera, says, “Building a robust multi-vendor ecosystem is essential to enable network operators to realize the substantial savings and increased networking capabilities offered by XR optics technology.

“As critical members of the value chain, these new members mark a significant step forward in realizing the XR optics network vision,” said Welch.

Open XR Forum is an MSA consortium that brings together network operators, equipment suppliers, and component suppliers committed to laying the groundwork for a new generation of coherent optical solutions that will cost-effectively meet demands for greater scalability and flexibility of the network. Network. XR optics is the industry’s first coherent visual solution to solve network operators’ access and aggregation challenges caused by the mismatch between network traffic patterns and the technology used to transport that traffic.

Membership in the Open XR Forum is expanding rapidly. It includes various industry participants, including AT&T, BT, Colt, Crown Castle, Infinera, Liberty Global, Lumen Technologies, Telefonica, Verizon, Windstream, and ZAYO.

Open XR Forum was established to foster collaboration among its members to facilitate the adoption and growth of network architectures by leveraging intelligent point-to-point and point-to-multipoint coherent pluggable transceivers.

Membership in the Open XR Forum is intended for network operators, network equipment suppliers, and component suppliers. Members will ensure that the products and services developed align with existing standards and operational models by driving the standardization of network interfaces and electromechanical hardware interfaces, demonstrating interoperability, realizing multi-sourcing potential, and designing and developing new specifications as needed. To publish. This will accelerate the broad adoption and deployment of innovative XR optics technology by a broad spectrum of network operators in various applications.

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