Telefonica selects Juniper to secure 5G network in Spain

Telefonica Spain has selected Juniper Networks to secure the mobile backhaul of its 5G network.
Telefonica’s 5G network in SpainTelefonica Spain will deploy Juniper’s Security Gateway (SecGW) because it provides better performance, scalability and service integration.

Juniper Networks said its SRX Series will support additional services, including Carrier-Grade Network Address Translation, Stateful Firewall, Intrusion Prevention System, Denial of Service, Application Security, VPN, Unified Threat Management, Quality of Service and large-scale multi-tenancy in the future.

Telefonica will benefit from Capex and Opex reductions, as Junos is already integrated into the provider’s systems, as well as using common services cards in its MX and SRX units and available growth capacity right from initial deployment.

Telefonica will implement Juniper’s SRX5800 Services Gateway. The SRX family includes vSRX and cSRX.

The third generation Services Processing Card (SPC3) with security acceleration for IPsec enhances the SRX5800, SRX5600 and SRX5400 to meet the high bandwidth requirements of gNodeB on mobile backhaul security for large scale 5G deployments.

The fourth generation of Input Output Cards (IOC4), delivering the highest throughput of all SRX5000 series line cards by supporting up to 480 Gbps and offering multiple connectivity options from 10GbE to 100GbE.

“The rollout of our 5G network delivers an enhanced mobile experience for our customers, as well as new connectivity use cases such as IoT, augmented reality and others. We need to ensure that the network traffic from all connected devices can traverse our network securely without impacting network performance,” Joaquin Mata, chief technology officer, Telefonica Spain.

“Juniper’s Security Gateway can help deliver regulatory compliance for 5G networks, while ensuring network performance is maintained,” Raj Yavatkar, chief technology officer of Juniper Networks.

Ericsson said earlier that Telefonica Spain is targeting 75 percent population coverage by the end of 2020 including the major cities of Madrid and Barcelona. Thousands of Ericsson sites are expected to be activated before the end of 2020.

Ericsson Spectrum Sharing will enable Telefonica Spain to simultaneously share 5G and 4G spectrum, for a quick and efficient 5G network roll-out, Ericsson said.