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by Juniper
Product Line: Juniper MX Series Series
Product Type: expansion module
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Product Description

The MPC5E-40G10G-RB is a plug-in module designed for Juniper Networks MX-series MX240, MX480, MX960, featuring 6 x 40 Gigabit QSFP+ ports and 24 x 10 Gigabit SFP+ ports, supporting a throughput of 240 Gbps and a maximum transmission unit (MTU) of 9192 bytes. This wired connectivity module offers Layer 3 VPN (L3VPN) support, Layer 2.5 switching, and operates on a power consumption of 460 Watt. It includes status indicators for Link OK and Fail, supports both LAN-PHY mode at 10.3125 Gbps and WAN-PHY mode at 9.95328 Gbps, requiring JUNOS OS for operation.

FAQs for the MPC5E-40G10G-RB

  • What is the throughput capacity of the 40 Gigabit QSFP+ module?
    The throughput capacity of the module is 240 Gbps.
  • Can the 40 Gigabit QSFP+ support both Layer 3 VPN and Layer 2.5 switching?
    Yes, it supports both Layer 3 VPN (L3VPN) and Layer 2.5 switching.
  • What is the maximum transmission unit (MTU) size supported by this device?
    The maximum transmission unit (MTU) size supported is 9192 bytes.
  • Is the 40 Gigabit QSFP+ designed for specific Juniper Networks MX-series models?
    Yes, it is designed for Juniper Networks MX-series MX240, MX480, MX960.
  • What are the data link protocols supported by the 40 Gigabit QSFP+?
    It supports 40 Gigabit Ethernet and 10 Gigabit Ethernet protocols.
  • How many 10Gb Ethernet ports does the device have?
    The device has 24 x 10Gb Ethernet ports.
  • What is the power consumption of the 40 Gigabit QSFP+ when operational?
    The power consumption when operational is 460 Watt.
  • What type of connectivity technology does the 40 Gigabit QSFP+ use?
    It uses wired connectivity technology.
  • How much does the 40 Gigabit QSFP+ weigh?
    The device weighs 20.99 lbs.
  • Does the 40 Gigabit QSFP+ module support both LAN-PHY and WAN-PHY modes?
    Yes, it supports LAN-PHY mode at 10.3125 Gbps and WAN-PHY mode at 9.95328 Gbps on a per-port basis.

Product Review

The Juniper MPC5E-40G10G-RB module offers a high throughput of 240 Gbps and supports both 40 Gigabit Ethernet and 10 Gigabit Ethernet, providing flexible connectivity options with its 6 QSFP+ and 24 SFP+ ports. However, its power consumption is relatively high at 460 Watts, which could impact operational costs. Designed specifically for the MX240, MX480, and MX960 models in the Juniper Networks MX-series and requiring JUNOS OS, it adds value through Layer 3, 2, and 2.5 switching capabilities, though its weight of 20.99 lbs may require consideration during physical network planning.


The Juniper MPC5E-40G10G-RB is a highly specialized plug-in module designed to enhance the capabilities of Juniper Networks MX-series routers, including the MX240, MX480, and MX960 models. This module is engineered to provide high-density, high-speed connectivity and advanced networking features suited for demanding enterprise and service provider environments. At its core, the MPC5E-40G10G-RB offers an impressive throughput of 240 Gbps, ensuring efficient handling of network traffic without bottlenecks. It supports a maximum transmission unit (MTU) of 9192 bytes, facilitating the efficient transmission of large packets across the network without the need for fragmentation. Connectivity options on this module are extensive, featuring six 40 Gigabit QSFP+ ports and twenty-four 10 Gigabit SFP+ ports. This configuration allows for flexible network designs, supporting a mix of high-speed and standard connections to accommodate various networking requirements. -
  • 24 x 10Gb Ethernet – SFP+
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  • 6 x 40Gb Ethernet – QSFP+
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  • Operational power consumption: 460 Watt
  • The MPC5E-40G10G-RB is engineered with a focus on performance and scalability. It supports both Layer 2 and Layer 3 switching, providing the ability to route traffic efficiently within LANs and across WANs. Additionally, Layer 2.5 switching capability is included, offering enhanced data transport mechanisms. Data Link Protocols supported by the module include 40 Gigabit Ethernet and 10 Gigabit Ethernet, enabling high-speed data transfer rates that are essential for modern networking environments. The module's connectivity technology is wired, ensuring reliable and secure connections. Operational efficiency is a key aspect of the MPC5E-40G10G-RB, with a power consumption of 460 Watts. This operational power draws attention to the module's balance between performance and energy efficiency. For network administrators, the module provides clear status indicators including Link OK and Fail, allowing for easy monitoring of network status and quick troubleshooting of issues. The module's compatibility with JUNOS, the operating system required for operation, ensures seamless integration with Juniper Networks' networking equipment, providing a unified and consistent networking environment. LAN-PHY and WAN-PHY modes are supported, offering rates of 10.3125 Gbps and 9.95328 Gbps respectively on a per-port basis. This flexibility allows the module to adapt to different networking standards and requirements, ensuring compatibility and optimal performance across diverse network architectures. Weighing 20.99 lbs, the module is designed for easy installation and integration into existing networking infrastructures, minimizing downtime and ensuring quick deployment. In summary, the Juniper MPC5E-40G10G-RB is a versatile and high-performance networking module that offers a comprehensive solution for expanding the capabilities of Juniper Networks MX-series routers. With its extensive connectivity options, advanced switching capabilities, and efficient operational design, it is well-suited for enterprises and service providers looking to enhance their network performance and capacity.


    Item Number MPC5E-40G10G-RB
    Manufacturer Juniper
    40Gb QSFP+ Ports 6
    Throughput Capacity 240 Gbps
    Max MTU (bytes) 9192
    Module Type Plug-in
    Connection Type Wired
    Supported Protocols 40GbE, 10GbE
    Indicators Link Activity, Failure
    Supported Features L3VPN support, Layer 2.5 switching functionality
    QSFP+ Quantity 6
    QSFP+ Type 40Gb
    10Gb SFP+ Ports Quantity 24
    10Gb SFP+ Type 10Gb
    Port Interfaces 24 x 10GbE – SFP+, 6 x 40GbE – QSFP+
    Power Use When Active 460 Watts
    Unit Weight 20.99 pounds
    LAN-PHY Speed 10.3125 Gbps
    WAN-PHY Speed 9.95328 Gbps
    Compatibility MX240, MX480, MX960 MX-series
    Required Operating System JUNOS
    Support for L3 Switching Yes
    Support for L2 Switching Yes
    Support for Layer 2.5 Switching Yes

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