Proximus Upgrades IP Transport Backbone Network with Nokia 7750 SR-14s

Proximus Upgrades IP Transport Backbone Network with Nokia 7750 SR-14s Image Credit: Nokia

Nokia and Proximus announced that they are on schedule with their TITAN (Terabit IP Transport and Aggregation Network) backbone network upgrade with 165 out of 600 buildings connected and 30% of 50,000 optical fibres migrated after only seven months.

Proximus is one of the first operators in the world to carry customers' traffic on the Nokia 7750 Service Router-14s (SR-14s).Thanks to its unprecedented routing capability, the new equipment will allow the Proximus network to cope with the rise of data traffic of the coming decade, boosted by the ongoing Fibre for Belgium investment. This router will also help Proximus to lower costs by cutting energy use in half, offer unique security features and enable a superior digital experience for its customers.

TITAN will connect Proximus's mobile, high-speed DSL and FTTH networks. The upgraded backbone will provide support for new services such as augmented and virtual reality, IoT and the roll out of 5G.

The migration will continue until 2021 and is done in stages, each time for a specific geographic area and with minimal regional impact. The Proximus teams carry out these infrastructure works between midnight and 6 am to limit the customer impact to a minimum.

Patrick Delcoigne, Director Network Engineering & Operations, Proxinus
The track record of Nokia and Proximus in IP network innovation is extending today with our tandem becoming among the world's pioneers in activating the biggest equipment ever deployed in a telecom operator network and so defining the new capacity reference standards.

Sri Reddy, President of IP/Optical Networks, Nokia
With the Nokia 7750 SR-14s as the foundational technology of this smart, dynamic network fabric, Proximus is laying the groundwork to meet the future digital demands of their consumer, enterprise and mobile customers.

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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