Nokia and Deutsche Telekom Group expand strategic cooperation to build 5G-ready IP network

Nokia and Deutsche Telekom Group expand strategic cooperation to build 5G-ready IP network

In order to replace and modernise its existing IP edge/core network in Greece and Hungary initially, Deutsche Telekom will deploy the Nokia 7750 Service Router portfolio, designed for the 5G and cloud era, Nokia's IP edge routers provide high performance, scale and flexibility to support a full range of IP services and functions that meet evolving end user needs.

Nokia and Deutsche Telekom Group have announced that they are expanding their strategic collaboration to build an IP network ready for 5G. To significantly expand capacity across its edge/core routing network as it prepares for next-generation broadband and 5G services, Deutsche Telekom has selected the 7750 Service Router (SR) platform from Nokia. In Greece, where Nokia is replacing and modernising the operator's existing IP network, deployment has already started. Hungary's rollout is expected in Q4 2020.

Operators want to meet ever-increasing performance requirements while driving down network costs, with networks experiencing unprecedented traffic growth and unpredictable demands. These requirements are addressed by the scale, feature breadth and versatility of the Nokia 7750 SR-s platform, allowing operators such as Deutsche Telekom Group and its affiliates to build larger, smarter, automated and secure networks with a higher return on investment.

As part of the modernization of its network, Deutsche Telekom needed to replace an existing IP edge/core network that had reached its end of service with a new network that could meet the requirements of 5G and ultra broadband access. The consolidation of network layers by integrating IP aggregation and edge/BNG (Broadband Network Gateway) functions into one converged layer was a key principle in achieving this.

The Nokia 7750 SR-7s routers were selected by Deutsche Telekom as they support the full range of provider edge, gateway and core functions for advanced residential, mobile and enterprise services. The routers will enable Deutsche Telekom to boost IP network capability with deterministic performance for a top-quality subscriber experience, powered by the programmable FP4 network processing silicon. As a result, 5G interconnectivity and increasing backbone traffic growth can be supported by Deutsche Telekom, driven by an increase in mobility applications, video streaming, gaming and other high-capacity demands, such as remote work.

The 7750 SR-s is managed by the Nokia Network Services Platform (NSP). NSP supports 5G IP transport with automated slicing across IP and optical transport layers with end-to-end orchestration of network resource provisioning and assurance operations. This simplifies operations so that operators can create customer policies/slices with different network performance, quality and routing capabilities to respond quickly to fast-changing subscriber demand.

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Article Edited and Republished for CTen by Suraj Maity