Orange Poland taps Juniper Networks for major core network upgrade

Orange Poland taps Juniper Networks for major core network upgrade

Orange Poland has selected Juniper Networks to enhance the resilience and automation capabilities of its IP network core.

This will allow the operator to meet the growing demands of its fixed and mobile network users, specifically in preparation for the roll-out of 5G.

Orange Poland’s core network is based on Juniper Networks’ MX Series 5G Universal Routing Platform that includes MX2020, MX2010, MX10003 and MX960. The operator is also deploying NorthStar, Juniper’s WAN controller for software-defined traffic optimisation, which will provide a flexible traffic-engineering solution that enables granular visibility into and control over IP/MPLS flows in their network.

Furthermore, with the expected addition of Juniper’s Contrail HealthBot next year, Orange Poland’s WAN network will have an automated toolset for visibility into operational performance and infrastructure resources. This will allow the operator to leverage big-data analytics and machine learning in a distributed architecture that puts self-driving infrastructure at the core of Orange Poland’s cloud.

Once Contrail HealthBot is in place, Orange Poland will be able to utilise its telemetry and management features to improve service delivery across its network. In addition, real-time and historic monitoring, performance visibility and dynamic optimisation features improve cloud orchestration, security, accounting and planning.

“With more than 20 million subscribers across mobile, FTTH, DSL and fixed telephony, Orange Poland is constantly evaluating ways to improve the performance and reliability of our network”, said Witold Konopka, Director of WAN Transport, Orange Poland. “By implementing Juniper’s intelligent network automation tools in our core network, we can deliver savings in network operations, mitigate network incidents and better deploy network resources - a vital consideration for our move to 5G.”

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