Rostelecom, digital services provider in Russia, preferred Juniper for its IP Transport Backbone modernization.
Rostelecom will work with Juniper Networks to support a major infrastructure upgrade. The goals are to support more bandwidth, to improve service and to reduce power consumption. The digital services provider has 13.1 million broadband Internet users and 10.3 million subscription TV users of which over 5.5 million are using interactive TV services in Russia.
A large scale modernization project
Juniper and Rostelecom have also service agreement for three years with Juniper’s services support for more than 14,000 network nodes. During the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia and the 2019 World University Games, Rostelecom has used MX960 and PTX10008 products saw peak demand. Now, within the large scale modernization project, the company will use the Juniper Networks MX Series 5G Universal routing platform and PTX series packet transport routers in order to develop transport backbones across Russia.
One Junos OS experience
In addition to this, with One Junos OS experience older routers will be recycled with full backward and will be forwarded compatibility to other parts of the network with lower traffic loads.
“Our main priority was to upgrade to equipment that is highly reliable under harsh operating conditions and a high traffic load,”
said Vadim Nikonov, director of the backbone networks department at Rostelecom.
He explained the need for modernization, saying,
“In the process, we experienced a lower incident rate, delivered new services and functions and reduced power and warranty support costs, while enabling us to repurpose the existing equipment to other parts of the network. Although this was a major upgrade, by continuing to use Juniper’s routing portfolio we have minimized cost and disruption to our network while maximizing efficiency for our customers and our business.”
While the contract covers Juniper Networks’ MX Series 5G Universal Routing Platform and PTX Series Packet Transport Routers, financial terms were not disclosed.