VodafoneZiggo has decided to upgrade its IP interconnect network in The Netherlands and selected its existing telecom equipment partner Nokia.
VodafoneZiggo is building IP network to enable a new generation of fixed and mobile services, including 5G, and to provide scale and quality of service (QoS) for the growth in network traffic and advanced services over the next decade.
This part of the network, which spans across 350 locations, transports terabytes of communication and entertainment services delivered to VodafoneZiggo’s consumer and business customers.
VodafoneZiggo will deploy Nokia 7750 SR-1 routers, powered by its FP routing silicon to deliver fixed and mobile services. Nokia said the QoS capabilities of FP silicon enable network convergence with performance certainty for all service traffic.
FP5 will provide more than three times capacity increase, with 800GE routing interfaces, and a 75 percent power savings over previous generations. The backwards compatibility and programmability of FP silicon extends the life of the SR systems to support future evolution of network standards and services.
Leo-Geert van den Berg, Director Fixed Network at VodafoneZiggo, said: “This solution with its product features will allow us to aggregate the traffic from cable, fiber and mobile access services, and help us evolve our IP network to match the growing customer base and capacity requirements.”
“With this IP network, VodafoneZiggo can handle the next 10 years of traffic growth and at the same time reduce energy consumption per bit – a real sustainable investment for the future,” Rafael de Fermin, Senior Vice President of the Network Infrastructure business in Europe at Nokia, said.