Juniper Networks has announced its fastest core router, offering 240Gbit/s per slot to support the bandwidth levels for next-generation networks.
The T4000 has been developed to meet future demand for video and other bandwidth-heavy rich content, the firm said.
Luc Ceuppens, vice president of marketing at Juniper Networks, told V3.co.uk that the explosion of data on networks makes such speeds necessary and that several sectors will benefit from the new router.
"This product represents a two and half times increase on our previous best as there is an almost exponential growth of data at the core of the network, a lot of which is being driven by video, that needs to be managed," he said.
"Governments, financial firms that operate their own networks and very large enterprises could all benefit from these speeds to help them keep up with this growth of data at the core of the network."
Ceupeens also said that the T4000 had been designed for optimum power efficiency and requires just 2.7W of power per gigabit of processed traffic, making it three times more efficient than its predecessor the T1600.
Specific pricing information is not yet available, but the router will be offered as an upgrade to existing T-series products or as a new installation, and prices will vary accordingly.
The T4000 will be showcased in a live demonstration at the Supercomputing Conference in New Orleans between 15 and 19 November, and will be available from the middle of next year.
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