Juniper Networks has announced the completion of first phase of Telefonica UK’s successful services migration to the Telefonica UK Fusion Network, a brand new infrastructure for which Juniper Networks is the strategic IP network provider.
Juniper Networks and Telefonica designed the Fusion Network to transform the customer experience for mobile, residential and business services globally. This initiative has previously been implemented by the Telefonica Group in other regions around the world and has evolved over the years, including a recent upgrade in Spain to support the evolution to 5G.
Similarly, this project with Telefonica UK combines legacy networks into a single, new IP network that is more efficient, flexible and automated, paving the way for the rollout of Telefonica UK’s 5G services.
To accomplish the evolution of its Fusion Network, Telefonica UK is investing in a range of Juniper solutions, comprised of Juniper Networks PTX Series Packet Transport Routers (PTX10008), MX Series 5G Universal Routing Platform (MX2008, MX2010 and MX2020)
Junos Fusion Edge, Junos Node Slicing virtualization and Juniper’s Automation Framework.
“As we prepare for our 5G rollout from October 2019 with the end goal of building a 5G economy in coalition with British industry, we need a network infrastructure that benefits customers from the outset, with better speeds, intelligent security and improved user experience. This requires a network that is sophisticated, but also simpler to deploy, operate and maintain, which is why we chose Juniper as our strategic IP network provider. This overhaul of our network provides the flexibility, scalability and performance to meet those demands,” added Brendan O’Reilly, Chief Technology Officer, Telefonica UK.
“This project is expected to help Telefonica UK transform its network, providing an automated and scalable network that is capable of meeting current and future demands of consumers and business customers alike. It will help to ensure that Telefonica UK will continue to deliver the robust performance its users expect and be sufficiently agile to lead the way on new service innovation,” added Manoj Leelanivas, Chief Product Officer, Juniper Networks.