Proximus Modernizes Fixed and Mobile Backbone to Terabit IP Transport Aggregation Network (TITAN)

Proximus Modernizes Fixed and Mobile Backbone to Terabit IP Transport Aggregation Network (TITAN) Image Credit: Nokia

Proximus announced that it is modernizing its transport network with its TITAN (Terabit IP Transport Aggregation Network) project. 

The TITAN network will gradually replace the existing IP network which carries almost all the voice, data, TV and mobile traffic of its residential and professional customers. The complete migration of all fixed and mobile voice and data services to the new infrastructure has already begun and will continue into 2021. This will lead to a tenfold increase in data capacity and will facilitate the development of new services, said Proximus.

According to Proximus, traffic is expected to increase tenfold over the next decade, driven on the one hand by video, streaming, audio and cloud services, and on the other by further growth in the number of devices requiring higher speeds.

To support this trend, Proximus also innovates and invests heavily both in the access network – via the deployment of optical fiber as well as high-speed DSL (vectoring) and the reinforcement of the mobile network – and in the underlying infrastructure which interconnects all the Proximus sites and its centralized service platforms. 

To ensure a smooth migration to its new TITAN network, Proximus will gradually replace almost 800 major transmission hubs and reconnect 50,000 optical fiber connections in 600 buildings. These infrastructure works will be spread over 2018-2021.

At the end of this migration, the 50,000 connections will each be able to process a capacity of 10 Gbps (a tenfold increase compared to today) to provide businesses, mobile antennas or street cabinets with optical fiber. The routers of the new network will be connected to each other via ultra-fast IP connections with 100 Gbps capacity. The TITAN network, with its decentralized architecture, will allow further mitigation of potential impacts in case of technical problems.

Working in close collaboration with Nokia’s IP innovation center in Antwerp, Proximus said it demonstrates its leadership once again by being among the first in the world to deploy the revolutionary next-generation routers 7750 SR14S, the first routers equipped with multi-terabit processors – a real technological leap in the industry.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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