Juniper Networks has been chosen by British Telecommunications (BT) to deliver its network cloud infrastructure initiative.
This deployment will pave the way for BT’s network cloud roll-out – and also enable a more flexible, virtualized network infrastructure that can deliver the technology requirements of various lines of business for BT from a single platform.
BT will also use this platform to create new and exciting converged services bringing mobile, Wi-Fi and fixed network services together. Furthermore, with the implementation of the network cloud infrastructure, BT will be able to combine a range of currently discrete network functions and deploy them on a cloud infrastructure that is built to a common framework and shared across the organization, throughout the UK and globally. These include services across BT’s voice, mobile core and radio/access, global services, ISP, TV and IT services, as well as a host of internal applications, thereby cutting operational expenditure and significantly simplifying operations throughout the organization.
BT is investing in a range of Juniper solutions such as: Dynamic end-to-end networking policy and control for telco cloud workloads using Contrail Networking; Cloud operations management using AppFormix; and Highly scalable and flexible spine and leaf underlay fabric using the QFX Series.
“This move to a single cloud-driven network infrastructure will enable BT to offer a wider range of services, faster and more efficiently to customers in the UK and around the world. We chose Juniper to be our trusted partner to underpin this network cloud infrastructure based on the ability to deliver a proven solution immediately, so we can hit the ground running. Being able to integrate seamlessly with other partners and solutions and aligning with our roadmap to an automated and programmable network is also important,” said Neil McRae, Chief Architect, BT.
“By leveraging the ‘beach-front property’ it has in central offices around the globe, BT can optimize the business value that 5G’s bandwidth and connectivity brings. The move to an integrated telco cloud platform brings always-on reliability, along with enhanced automation capabilities, to help improve business continuity and increase time-to-market while doing so in a cost-effective manner,” said Bikash Koley, Chief Technology Officer, Juniper Networks.