Juniper Networks has been selected by UPC Polska to provide a new, 400G-ready network to power its core infrastructure.
Commenting on the development, Monika Nowak-Toporowicz, Vice President & CTIO at UPC Poland & UPC Slovakia, said: “Liberty Global believes the connections we are building today are helping to create a better tomorrow. This approach applies on multiple levels in UPC Polska’s new network, providing consistent, superior digital user experiences for our millions of subscribers while being mindful of space and power consumption in our data centres and points of presence. The sustainability of the Juniper PTX Series routing platform provides the best five-year total cost of ownership out of the vendors we evaluated, which has also enabled us to really plan for the future and manage costs in direct ratio to ongoing growth, so our choice of the stand-out experience-first network provider was a strategic business decision that was easy to make”.
Brendan Gibbs, VP automated WAN solutions, Juniper Networks, added:“Increasingly, service providers need to balance cost, capacity and performance with sustainability factors in their networks. UPC Poland’s deployment demonstrates that less can be more with intelligent solutions that combine physical and virtual innovations to deliver the dynamic, responsible network of the future”.
UPC Polska, which is in the process of being sold to France’s Iliad, has seen exponential traffic growth on its network, with an annual compound increase of 40% over the past decade. Sustainability and cost control were key tenets of UPC Polska’s vision for the new network.
The first network node has already been successfully deployed in Poznan, with another in Warsaw to follow. A further three nodes will then be rolled out to create a nationwide infrastructure to underpin the operator’s digital transformation.