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Telefónica picks Juniper Technologies to Modernise Metro Networks across Spain


Juniper Networks announces that Telefónica Spain has opted Juniper Networks MX Series 3D Universal Edge Routers to build a next-generation Metro network across Spain. Juniper Networks has been chosen to match a scalable, streamlined and highly automated network that could enable rapid service delivery and tailored customer experiences at a competitive price.

The new network will deliver fixed and mobile broadband services, including high-speed TV for residential users, as well as cloud services for businesses, all from a single IP network.

Telefónica selected the Juniper Networks MX Series 3D Universal Edge Router portfolio to consolidate its wholesale, residential and business services onto a single end-to-end IP infrastructure.

Powered by the programmable Junos Trio chipset and Junos operating system; the SDN-ready MX Series scales up to 80Tbps of system capacity, providing Telefonica with investment-protecting performance and the density to meet surging bandwidth and service demands of its customers over the long term.

Telefónica’s new network will enable superior capacity and performance for video capabilities, including multicast IPTV, network DVR, catch-up services, fixed and mobile broadband and voice, and Layer 2 and Layer 3 business VPN, as well as provide agility and flexibility to create and launch new services. Juniper was also selected for its strong NFV and SDN capabilities, which will help Telefónica efficiently meet evolving customer demands.

Talking on the new business venture, Joaquin Mata, chief technology officer, Telefónica Spain said, “This partnership with Juniper is a further step in Telefónica’s technological transformation strategy. We are making huge advancements toward our goal to simplify and modernize our network to offer differentiated services that greatly enhance the customer experience. Our new network supported by Juniper Networks will streamline connectivity with a seamless IP path from access to services and cut down the number of hops to traverse. The new network will also be quicker to provision, thereby reducing time-to-service activation and enabling simpler overall operation and maintenance. We partnered with Juniper for its proven capability to deliver end-to-end solutions, its innovative technologies and strong leadership.”

Gerard Allison, senior vice president, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Juniper Networks further opined “Building a new network for a global service provider entails a profound transformation that requires a reliable and proven relationship to succeed. Beyond providing future-proof innovative technology, Juniper is committed to helping Telefónica accomplish its strategic objectives through high-touch support and professional services throughout the different phases of the deployment and operation of its new network.”


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