South Korea's LG U+ has deployed the nation's first carrier-grade virtual routing system using technology from Juniper Networks, as part of efforts to prepare its network for the 5G evolution.
LG U+ is deploying Juniper Networks' Ethernet switches and its vMX virtual router for the upgrade project.
The operator selected Juniper due to its prior experience with the vendor's routing equipment, as well as the vendor's support for OpenStack-based NFV orchestration and expertise in the NFV segment.
Juniper was also able to meet the operator's resiliency requirements with its virtual routing solution's auto recovery and auto healing functions.
Juniper worked closely with LG U+ on the integration of the system with existing infrastructure and devices. The operator also enabled IPv6 routing, anti-hacking and anti-DDoS attack services in LG U+’s NFV infrastructure, and additional features may be aadded in the future.
“We are very excited about Korea’s first commercial launch of a carrier-grade NFV-based router,” LG U+ GM for transport platform development Jae-ho Choi said.
“I believe this will enable us to not only drastically improve our routing performance, but provide greater stability and a more diverse range of services for our customers. As a leader of the 5G era, LG U+ plans to expand the adoption of NFV equipment in close, continued cooperation alongside Juniper Networks.”