Airtel taps Neptune platform to enhance mobile backhaul transport

Ribbon Communications announced that Airtel has selected its 5G-native Neptune platform to enhance its mobile backhaul transport capabilities.
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The deployment is part of Bharti Airtel’s network strategy to make its network future-proof and ready for a seamless transition to emerging technologies such as 5G.

Airtel will be deploying Ribbon’s 5G-native Neptune solution throughout the advanced mobile network, providing high capacity, low latency and real time programmability. The Neptune platform enables a multi-layer next-generation network solution for a seamless evolution to 5G services in future.

This IP/MPLS-Access solution from Ribbon will both serve its current needs and make the Airtel network 5G ready, said Randeep Sekhon, CTO of Bharti Airtel.

Ribbon’s 5G network solution will be controlled, managed and automated by its cloud-native Muse system, already deployed, which is based on SDN (Software Defined Networking) concepts for real time programmability and network planning applications.

Ribbon’s Muse Domain Orchestration provides Airtel with an integrated machine-to-machine ecosystem for end-to-end automated service fulfillment and assurance as well as automated migration from the existing network to the modernized one.

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