The communication solutions provider Telefonica Business Solutions has integrated Nokia’s virtualized router technology in a live network as a means to improve Telefonica’s services. Particularly, the provider has deployed virtualized Provider Edge routers (vPE). Besides increasing the network reach, the vPE routers will extend its services to new places in Spain and other countries.
Commenting on the deployment, Pedro López, Telefonica Business Solutions B2B Customer Operations Director said, “We have deployed and integrated one virtual PE in the International Backbone of Telefonica. This is one of the most critical projects in the core of the network that will help us to offer enhanced network services.”
With this deployment, Telefonica can deploy new on-net points of presence (PoPs) to efficiently serve areas with lower customer density. The introduction of vPE routers will complement the deployment of existing Nokia Service Routers and improve time to market while reducing operational expenses.
Sri Reddy, General Manager for Nokia’s IP routing business said, “When multinational companies want to extend their VPNs – or add capacity to those already deployed – speed, performance, and reliability are all essential. Telefonica has taken a leadership role in virtualization, and with the certification and deployment of the Nokia VSR, they are well positioned to expand the range and reach of their VPN services and address their customers’ evolving needs.”
“We have been working together with Nokia in our NFV Reference Implementation Lab for some time in order to advance the availability of virtualized solutions and, in fact, the Virtualized Service Router was successfully tested in 2015 and the current deployment is UNICA-ready as part of the overall strategy of the company,” Javier Gavilán, Telefonica’s Global CTO Planning and Technology Director added.