Nokia in IP Core network deal with Telefonica

Telefonica Spain deploys Juniper Networks wireline IP broadband platform
Telecom operator Telefonica is making investment in IP Core network to meet customer demand for data and HD video.

Telecom network maker Nokia is supporting Telefonica with its IP core and virtualized service router technology that will lay the foundation for Ultra HD video, cloud, 5G and IoT services in the future.

Nokia is deploying its IP portfolio – including core and virtualized routers – at the core and peering layers of the Telefonica network, driving higher capacity. Nokia 5620 Service Aware Manager (SAM) and the Nokia 5650 Control Plane Assurance Manager (CPAM) will manage the deployment to ensure less control plane misconfigurations, malfunctions and undetected routing updates.

Joaquin Mata, Network Technology and Operations Director, Telefonica Spain, said: “As we ramp up our video and high-bandwidth data service offers we are committed to delivering the best possible quality of experience for our customers.”

Nokia, which competes with Ericsson, Huawei and ZTE, will deliver its 7950 XRS core router as part of Telefonica’s Fusion Red IP Core and Peering evolution project.

The Nokia VSR – Route Reflector (VSR-RR) improves Telefonica’s options for implementing virtualized route reflection for Internet, L3 VPN and L2 VPN applications.

Nokia 5650 Control Plane Assurance Manager (CPAM) gives sophisticated control plane management and assurance with real-time visualization, route analytics and troubleshooting.

Basil Alwan, head of IP/Optical Networks, Nokia, said: “Telefonica is building on Nokia’s SDN, NFV and core routing capabilities to transform its IP core network for the next decade of growth.”

[email protected]