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.