NEC and Juniper drive Open Networks in 5G

NEC has been recognized by Juniper as its Global Alliance Partner of the Year for the third consecutive year.

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Unlock your network for the 5G era with NEC and Juniper

The pandemic in 2020 and rise of the hybrid workplace has made digital transformation an even bigger priority for enterprises, governments, and society as a whole. Fueling this change is a new 5G infrastructure, which will be key to connecting the physical and virtual worlds including people, businesses, and objects around the world.

NEC Open Networks, consisting of integrated end-to-end 5G network and software solutions from NEC and its partners like Juniper, aims to help service providers break the chain of vendor lock-in. Service providers need an alternative migration path to help them transform their legacy networks into modernized, scalable, open, and flexible 5G networks that provide reduced TCO and enable the agile creation of new revenue-generating services.

Both NEC and Juniper provide unprecedented global experience in networking that will enable service providers to introduce new, innovative 5G services and seize new business opportunities.

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NEC Open Networks:

  • Comprises best-of-breed solutions that take advantage of cutting-edge 5G technologies including the full lineup of Juniper’s offerings, such as 5G IP transport, telco and edge cloud, data center networks, service provider security, and enterprise branch solutions


  • NEC 5G xHaul Transport Solutions and Services, helping service providers transform their transport networks in conjunction with Juniper’s IP transport and security solutions
  • NEC Open RAN 5G Radio Unit and Open vRAN, supporting service providers to rethink their mobile networks, explore new ways of deploying innovative services, and develop new business models
  • NEC Cloud-Native 4G/5G Converged Mobile Core, enabling service providers to benefit from shorter time-to-market, network monetization, greater flexibility, scalability, and reliability
  • NEC Telco Cloud Solution, NEC’s comprehensive support from infrastructure design to building and operating a telco cloud utilizing Juniper’s telco and edge cloud solutions
  • NEC Digital Services with NEC/Netcracker Digital BSS and OSS and Business Services, with more than 250 worldwide customers , including Juniper Data Center Network and Enterprise Branch solutions  

Juniper contributions to NEC Open Networks


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5G IP Transport

Juniper’s access, metro, edge, and core IP networking solutions, consisting of the ACX Series, MX Series, and PTX Series combined with Paragon Automation,  deliver scalable and secure routers for service providers providing the required user experience.

Telco and Edge Cloud

Juniper’s telco and edge cloud is built on an open, agile architecture that enables service providers to be more responsive to their customers and to rapidly changing business needs. It helps service providers deliver an enhanced customer experience, with cloud solutions that make telco and edge cloud easy to design, deploy, and operate. A universal cloud framework enables economies of scale and operation across service provider data centers, regional clouds, edge clouds, and on-premises clouds.

Data Center Networks

Juniper´s data center solutions simplify operations and assure experiences with an automated, flexible, and open fabric. Juniper QFX Series Routers provide scalability, reliability, and non-blocking performance. Juniper MX Series Routers combined with the data center fabric provide data center edge and interconnect with comprehensive EVPN-VXLAN and IP capabilities.

The Juniper Apstra System delivers continuous automation and validation through intent-based network design and operations, and network policy and control through Contrail Networking. All of this simplifies  your path to multicloud.

Service Provider Security

Network operators are constantly facing a large volume of threats that have the potential to disrupt their services. Juniper Connected Security safeguards users, applications, and infrastructure by extending threat intelligence to all connection points across service provider networks. MX Series Routers and SRX Series Services Gateways deliver industry-leading CG-NAT and stateful firewalling performance. For network slicing and distributed edge cloud, the vSRX Virtual Firewall and cSRX Container Firewall protect virtual and containerized deployments.

Enterprise Branch

With a modern microservices cloud architecture, Mist delivers unparalleled scale and agility, plus an inline AI engine for unprecedented insights and automation. Juniper Session Smart SD-WAN and wired/wireless access solutions, driven by Mist AI, bring simplicity, security, and scale to the enterprise branch with a variety of unique features that enable a seamless transition to an SASE architecture.

Why NEC and Juniper?

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Transforming Customer Experiences Across Mobile, Residential, and Business Services

Running many disparate networks was slowing Telefónica’s ability to implement new services. The solution? Merging its networks and the people and processes surrounding them.

Telefónica is one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies. When it became difficult to keep up with traffic growth across its many disparate networks, the company teamed with Juniper to simplify things by converging disparate telecom organizations and processes.