Telecom Egypt picks Juniper for network expansion

Telecom Egypt picks Juniper for network expansion

Telecom Egypt has selected Juniper Networks to upgrade and deploy a network capacity expansion across its national infrastructure, serving a customer base of 9.8m for fixed-line services, 6.9m for broadband, and 7.3m for mobile.

With an expectation that network demands will only continue to grow, the service provider has embarked on a network upgrade program designed to add more capacity and flexibility through automation while staying in line with the Egyptian Government’s Digital Egypt and ICT 2030 initiatives.

The network will be equipped with 400G interfaces from Juniper’s purpose-built IP transport portfolio using custom silicon to meet the growing bandwidth capacity requirements in Egypt, Juniper said in a press release.

“Telecom Egypt believes that the ability to respond to rapidly-changing customer needs is a key competitive differentiator, so improved infrastructure agility is key,” said Mohamed Alfowey, chief technology officer of Telecom Egypt.

"A faster, more resilient, and predictable network, in the context of remote working trends and skyrocketing demand for cloud-driven, 5G-ready, data-rich applications and services, enables Telecom Egypt to deliver this and meet SLAs while controlling operational cost and complexity. We believe that Juniper’s innovations in cloud routing and network automation help us overcome this challenge now and for the long term, enabling us to deliver an exceptional end-user experience," he added.

Juniper’s deployment for Telecom Egypt will feature a customisable, automated high-performance network that can scale on-demand with assured service.

According to the press release, the solution will feature an automated, flexible infrastructure that collects, analyses, interprets, and responds to real-time data reporting its own health status and traffic patterns. As a result, Telecom Egypt will operate much more efficiently and cost-effectively while delivering high service for its customers.

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