Telefónica Deutschland readies transport network for 5G with Infinera’s DRX Series

Created September 23, 2019
Technologies and Products

Infinera has announced that Telefónica Deutschland, a Tier 1 operator in Germany, has selected the Infinera DRX Series to modernise its nationwide mobile transport network. The Infinera DRX Series, a disaggregated router family that combines a carrier-class white box portfolio with the field-proven and scalable Infinera CNOS software, will enable Telefónica Deutschland to prepare its nationwide mobile transport network for 5G mobile services.

Telefónica Deutschland offers a range of mobile and fixed services for private and business customers, as well as innovative digital products and services including the Internet of Things and data analytics. In the mobile segment alone, Telefónica Deutschland is responsible for more than 45 million connections. With Infinera’s solution, Telefónica Deutschland says it will continue to scale and improve its network to improve the customer experience and lay the foundation for 5G.

The DRX Series is designed to enable mobile operators to seamlessly evolve their networks to support 4G and 5G services. Telefónica Deutschland plans to deploy multiple DRX Series platforms, including configurations that support both 300G and 900G. The DRX Series in combination with the CNOS operating system enables a stacking capability that provides simple node expansion and increased resiliency. Multiple DRX Series elements can be connected to double or even triple node capacity while operating as a single routing entity.

“Telefónica Deutschland is on the forefront of innovation and expansion to ensure we provide our customers with the best experience and meet them where they live, work, and move,” commented Cayetano Carbajo Martín, chief technology officer at Telefónica Deutschland. “As we continue to improve network experiences for our customers now and into the future, we rely on solutions that are scalable and automated, and the Infinera DRX Series will be a great addition to our future 5G network environment.”

Bob Jandro, Senior VP, Worldwide Sales at Infinera, said, “We are pleased to be Telefónica Deutschland’s innovative and strategic supplier for a network modernisation of this magnitude.”  He added, “Infinera’s DRX Series enables customers like Telefónica Deutschland to benefit from a smooth transition to open networking while providing the scalability, flexibility and reliability required to meet the growing demand for 5G mobile bandwidth. As global mobile operators are transitioning from traditional routing and switching to a more open architecture, the DRX innovation is a natural transition.”

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by Matthew Peach

Matthew Peach is a freelance technology journalist specialising in photonics and communications. He has previously worked for several business-to-business publishers, editing a range of high-tech magazines and websites.