Nokia selected by Telefonica to complete IP network in Spain

Nokia has won a deal from Telefonica for upgrading the mobile operator’s IP network in Spain to enhance 5G and Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) connectivity.
Telefonica’s 5G network in SpainNokia’s routers in the access and aggregation network will enable Telefonica to offer high-speed connectivity to consumers and enterprises especially in rural and remote sites.

Nokia has already been providing its IP solutions for mobile backhaul, edge, core and peering as part of Telefonica’s IP Network Fusion project. The operator designed the project as a platform for incorporating services into a single network infrastructure, offering advanced communications services and transforming the customer experience for mobile, residential and business services.

Telefonica will deploy the Nokia 7250 IXR products, including the 7250 IXR-e cell site router for access and the 7250 IXR-R6 for aggregation. Both are specifically designed to support edge clouds, moving applications closer to end users for a better customer experience.

“Services including video and live video, including Telefonica’s TV platform Movistar+, voice, internet broadband, and a range of enterprise services will be available through both our fixed access and mobile infrastructure,” Javier Gutierrez, Strategy and Network Development Vice President, Telefonica Spain, said.

Vach Kompella, Head of IP Networks Division, Nokia, said: “With its IP network  complete, Telefonica can bring new services to its customers faster, provide better service assurance and prepare for anticipated growth, with the evolution to 5G and edge computing.”