Nokia to upgrade Capital Online IP backbone

Created January 17, 2022
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Nokia has been chosen by Beijing-based cloud computing service provider Capital Online, to upgrade its IP backbone network to complete the company’s Network 2.0 plan. Under the agreement, Capital Online will deploy the Nokia 7750 Service Router (SR) and 7250 IXR interconnect router platforms to support Capital Online’s Network 2.0 plan. This entails that the converged backbone provides performance certainty for all traffic flows under all network conditions, the versatility to converge edge and core routing functions onto a common platform, smart traffic engineering with segment routing-MPLS, and granular QoS to address different traffic demands for reliable service delivery.

The Nokia 7750 SR and 7250 IXR platforms offer advantages for building Capital Online’s backbone network. Based on the Service Router Operating System (SR OS), Nokia’s portfolio provides end-to-end advanced IP routing protocols, including Segment Routing, to achieve fast and efficient service delivery along with end-to-end service assurance for all traffic flows. Nokia says that by building a cost-effective converged backbone network based on high-density routers having 100GE/400GE interfaces, Nokia’s platforms are geared to help Capital Online succeed in its cloud business.

Xu Xiaohu, Chief Architect of Capital Online, said, “As a trusted partner of critical networks, Nokia has abundant experiences helping its global customers build high capacity and quality IP networks. We’re looking forward to collaborating with Nokia to accelerate the transformation of our network to provide faster, more reliable network services for our global customers throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia.”

Markus Borchert, CEO of Nokia Shanghai Bell, said, “Capital Online is known for being specialists in delivering exceptional online experiences for global business. We are pleased to help it create an industry leading IP network that will upgrade its existing backbone network to the Network 2.0 era, paving the way to increase its footprint in the global Cloud market in the future.”

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by Peter Dykes

Peter Dykes is a independent telecoms and technology journalist who has over that last 30 years written for a wide range of B2B publications and companies. A former BT engineer, he specialises in networks and associated support systems. He is currently Editor of Optical Connections.