Telefónica overhauls Spanish network with Juniper Networks

Created February 25, 2019
Technologies and Products

Juniper Networks is working with Telefónica to deliver the service provider’s next iteration of the Telefónica Spain Fusión Network project, to meet the growing demands for connectivity across the country for the next three years.

Telefónica designed the Fusión Network to transform the customer experience for mobile, residential and business services across Spain. Since its inception in 2015, across the edge and core of the network, the demand for its services has exceeded expectations, said the provider, which has seen a 250 percent increase in traffic between 2015 and 2019.

Telefónica Spain is evolving its network further to meet demand for high performance connectivity in its mobile core, as well as providing high-speed links directly into many of the major global content provider platforms and cloud services.

Telefónica will invest in a range of Juniper solutions, including Juniper’s MX 10K Series routers – providing a dedicated network for content providers – as well as upgrading existing MX series chassis with MPC10E and MPC11E line cards powered by Juniper’s Penta Silicon, to support Fusion Network growth. The move will support higher 100GbE density and support the evolution to 400GbE interfaces, said Telefónica.

A three-year support agreement has also been signed, leveraging Juniper’s professional services division for installation and maintenance, as well as remote support. Joaquin Mata, chief technology officer at Telefónica Spain, said: “As we continue to look to the future, we recognise the need for an increasingly scalable, streamlined and highly automated network, that can enable rapid service delivery and tailored customer experiences at a competitive price.”

Bikash Koley, chief technology officer at Juniper Networks, said: “We are proud to have been involved with Fusión from the beginning and through each stage of its evolution. Beyond providing future-proof technology, Juniper is committed to helping Telefónica eradicate complexity and providing support and professional services throughout the different phases of the deployment and operation.”

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by Antony Savvas

Antony Savvas is a global technology journalist covering the key trends in the communications industry, and was there at the beginning of mobile business and ICT convergence, the move to the cloud and now digital transformation