Nokia has been selected to upgrade VodafoneZiggo’s nationwide IP network in the Netherrlands, expanding the two companies’ long-term relationship.
With the deployment, VodafoneZiggo is building a network to enable a new generation of fixed and mobile services, including 5G, and to provide sufficient scale and quality of service (QoS) for the anticipated growth in network traffic and advanced services over the next decade.
According to Nokia, this part of the network, which spans across 350 locations, reliably and deterministically transports terabytes of communication and entertainment services delivered to VodafoneZiggo’s consumer and business customers.
It adds that VodafoneZiggo will deploy redundant Nokia 7750 SR-1 routers, powered by its innovative FP routing silicon to deliver fixed and mobile services. The advanced QoS capabilities of FPsilicon enable network convergence with performance certainty for all service traffic. FP5 will provide more than three times capacity increase, with 800GE routing interfaces, and a 75percent power savings over previous generations. The backwards compatibility and programmability of FP silicon further extends the life of the SR systems to support future evolution of network standards and services, helping VodafoneZiggo build a sustainable network that can evolve to changing customer needs for years to come.
Commenting on the development, Leo-Geert van den Berg, director fixed network at VodafoneZiggo, said: “We are now opening a new chapter in the long relationship with Nokia with this IP routing deal. This solution with its product features will allow us to aggregate the traffic from cable, fiber and mobile access services, and help us evolve our IP network to match the growing customer base and capacity requirements”.
Rafael de Fermín, senior VP of the network infrastructure business in Europe at Nokia, added: “We are excited to expand our relationship with VodafoneZiggo and support the evolution of their network architecture and services. Modelling shows that with this IP network, VodafoneZiggo can handle the next 10 years of traffic growth and at the same time reduce energy consumption per bit – a real sustainable investment for the future”.