Spark New Zeland has signed a three year strategic partnership with Nokia for the upgrade of its core and backhaul IP/MPLS network.
Nokia will be providing best in class IP and Optics equipment and software to the Spark network, including the new Nokia 7250 platform. This deal follows closely on the heels of Spark's launch of 200 Gb/s per wavelength fiber link using the Nokia 1830 PSS Optical Transport Network.is partnering with Nokia
Unprecedented growth in demand for mobile and fixed broadband is driving the need for an upgrade, as Spark prepares for the move to 5G, ubiquitous ultra-broadband connectivity and rapid growth in IoT.
The Nokia 7250 IXR-R6 addresses key network requirements for traffic growth and major architectural changes on the path to 5G. It features terabit capacity and high-port density delivered in a compact, ruggedized form factor.
The Nokia 7250 IXR-R6 comes with advanced security features and a wide choice of interconnectivity options ranging from legacy SDH/SONET to high-speed, latency sensitive Ethernet, suitable for next-generation fronthaul interface (NGFI). The 7250 IXR-R6 enables cost-effective transport of both latency-sensitive and 'bursty' traffic, which makes it equally suitable for ultra-broadband as well as for new IoT-based services.