Transforming Customer Experiences Across Mobile, Residential, and Business Services
Running many disparate networks was slowing Telefónica’s ability to implement new services. The solution? Merging its networks and the people and processes surrounding them.
Telefónica is one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies. When it became difficult to keep up with traffic growth across its many disparate networks, the company teamed with Juniper to simplify things by converging disparate telecom organizations and processes.
|Products used||MX960 , MX2020 , MX10004, MX10008, and MX10016|
Meeting the ongoing demand for greater network capacity across its many individually operated commercial and enterprise networks was becoming difficult. The company had to reconfigure many pieces of equipment whenever it wanted to expand capacity and was concerned it wouldn’t be able to keep up much longer.
The situation called for drastically simplifying Telefónica’s infrastructures and operating environments. The provider created a converged, flat network for IP and aggregation functions using the Juniper Networks MX Series Universal Routing Platform. The carrier can now deploy new services from a single services edge, which also connects to other networks, radio base stations, enterprise customers, and over-the-top (OTT) providers.
The new network allows far faster and more flexible growth. Telefónica says it can now add as much as 5 Tbps each year to its 10-Tbps platform—a fivefold increase over previous capabilities—and it operates at a lower cost per port. Network changes now involve just a single node, rather than configuring links across multiple network devices.