Telefonica Business Solutions, the B2B services unit of Spanish operator has deployed Nokia’s virtualized router technology in a live network.
Telefonica is augmenting its IP infrastructure with the deployment of virtualized Provider Edge routers (vPE) to increase its network reach, accelerate deployment of its enterprise virtual private network (VPN) services and extend its service offerings to new points of presence within Spain and to new countries.
The deployment of the Nokia Virtualized Service Router (VSR) in a Provider Edge (PE) application for fixed networks represents a significant step forward in the evolution of telco cloud infrastructure, said Nokia.
Telefonica can now rapidly deploy and configure vPEs to extend their VPN service offerings to new off-net sites and locations. In addition, this technology will allow Telefonica to 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.
Nokia’s virtualized portfolio was analyzed by the European Advanced Networking Test Center (EANTC), an international group known for vendor-neutral network performance testing. The results showed that Nokia continues to lead in the area of Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), setting a new industry benchmark for outstanding performance, scalability and resiliency.