Rostelecom partners with Juniper Networks for IP backbone upgrade

Tuesday 3 December 2019 | 16:42 CET | News

Russian national operator Rostelecom is carrying out a major infrastructure upgrade in cooperation with Juniper Networks. The contract is a large-scale modernisation using Juniper Networks’ MX Series 5G Universal Routing Platform and PTX Series Packet Transport Routers to improve one of the key communication transport backbones across Russia.

The upgrade enables the modernisation of Rostelecom’s original network with the MX960 and PTX10008, which have already successfully performed during peak demand from the 2018 World Cup Russia and Universiade 2019. Rostelecom has saved over 5 percent on operational expenses due to lower power consumption and improved network efficiency, according to Juniper. The One Junos OS experience across both the original and new infrastructure enabled the older T Series routers to be seamlessly ‘recycled’ with full backward and forward compatibility to other parts of the network with lower traffic loads.

In addition, Rostelecom has renewed its service agreement for three years with Juniper’s services support for more than 14,000 network nodes. With this agreement, Rostelecom will improve network performance with technical support, as Juniper’s resident engineers are located in different regions and they will adapt configuration and also improve its processes in branch offices.

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Categories: Fixed
Companies: Juniper Networks / Rostelecom
Countries: Russian Federation
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