NEC and Juniper Networks deploy Algeria Telecom's 5G-ready IP metro network

NEC and Juniper Networks deploy Algeria Telecom's 5G-ready IP metro network

NEC Corporation and Juniper Networks have partnered with Algeria Telecom to deploy the operator’s nationwide IP metro commercial network.

The modernised network aims to meet growing capacity demands while preparing for future requirements driven by 5G and FTTx. Algeria Telecom has formed a mid-term strategic plan to implement a transport network with a homogenised, optimised topology as well as automation capabilities that guarantee bandwidth and future-proofing of its infrastructure in a growing market.

Algeria Telecom has selected high-performing, secure solutions from the Juniper Networks portfolio for SDN-ready, cloud-grade networking and feature-rich, simple and secure connectivity at scale, deployed as access nodes to create separate pre-aggregation, aggregation and access domains for optimal reliability.

To achieve greater visibility as well as simplified operations of its network and services, Algeria Telecom has deployed elements of Juniper’s Paragon Automation cloud-native solution suite, paving the way for assured user experiences within complex 5G and multicloud services. All of the Juniper platforms run on a single operating system, Junos OS, to create an easily-managed, simplified and open solution.

NEC leveraged its extensive transport network integration and engineering capabilities to deliver best-in-class solutions that are dynamically tailored for Algeria Telecom's requirements. NEC and Juniper's longstanding partnership has enabled coordination between the parties to achieve Algeria Telecom's objective of providing a high-capacity innovative network to accommodate surging data traffic and a future of diversified 5G use cases.

"The successful completion of the IP metro network modernisation project by our partners, NEC Corporation and Juniper Networks, will allow us to make the migration to IPV6 and the initiation of digital transformation, as well as the implementation of high speed internet", said Adel Bentoumi, CEO of Algeria Telecom.

"The rapid growth of network traffic is a clear indication of the need for modernisation and expansion of network capacity," said Allahoum Hocine, Head of IP Core, Algeria Telecom. "Overall, the innovative solutions from Juniper to enable this automated metro cloud architecture have helped us achieve our strategic goals and thrive as we pave the way for 5G."

"Networks have always been a key asset for service providers, but going forward they will be the foundation for every aspect of business transformation in the 5G and cloud era. Algeria Telecom is jumping ahead of the curve by investing in an open, agile and automated network architecture that can drive simplified operations, improved economics and superior end-user experiences," said Brendan Gibbs, Senior Vice President, Automated WAN Solutions, Juniper Networks.

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