Juniper Networks has improved its service management system and router software to provide a more reliable video service throughout an IP network.

New features include Liquid LSPs, which allow third-party platforms to communicate with the SDX-300 and Juniper routers to map the best possible path between subscribers and content sources -increasing network efficiency and video quality.

The Liquid LSP feature also supports Fast Failover for split-second failover, helping ensure the quality and reliability of video services during network congestion and equipment failures. Allowed modification of LSPs between video serving locations also help providers serve videos from multiple locations, Juniper says.

Juniper has also made several improvements to its Junos operating system and its Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) based Virtual Private LAN Services (VPLS) which will reduce provisioning requirements and increase operational efficiency.