NETWORK INFRASTRUCTURE

Algeria Telecom Deploys NEC & Juniper Networks' 5G-Ready IP MTA

Algeria Telecom | May 31, 2022

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NEC Corporation, a world's leading IT and network transformation service company, and Juniper Networks, a leader in secure, AI-driven networks, have worked with Algeria Telecom, the leader in the Algerian telecommunications market, to roll out its modernized, nationwide IP metro commercial network to support current demand for increased capacity and future 5G and FTTx requires.

Algeria Telecom has a mid-term strategy objective to develop a homogenized, optimized transport network with automated capabilities to ensure bandwidth and future-proof its infrastructure in a rising market. NEC and Juniper implemented Algeria Telecom's next-generation IP metro network while maintaining quality of service and the greatest user experience.

Algeria Telecom chose Juniper Networks' high-performing, security solutions for SDN-ready, cloud-grade networking and feature-rich, simple and secure connectivity at scale as the innovative foundation of its new platform. The access nodes create separate pre-aggregation, aggregation, and access domains for optimal reliability. Algeria Telecom implemented the Juniper Paragon Automation cloud-native solution package, Paragon Pathfinder and Paragon Planner, to get deep network insight and simplify operations. This ensures 5G and multicloud user experiences. All Juniper systems operate on Junos OS to deliver an easily managed, open solution.

Mr. Adel Bentoumi, CEO of Algeria Telecom said that "The successful completion of the IP metro network modernization project by our partners, NEC Corporation and Juniper Networks, will allow us to make the migration to IPV6 and the initiation of digital transformation, as well as the implementation of high speed internet, as we best satisfy the needs of Algeria Telecom customers."

The rapid growth of network traffic is a clear indication of the need for modernization and expansion of network capacity. NEC and Juniper have been extremely attentive to our needs, both technical and commercial, working as an extension of our team with their outstanding local engineering abilities, as well as their relentless efforts to assure quality of experience and on-time delivery. Overall, the innovative solutions from Juniper to enable this automated metro cloud architecture have helped us achieve our strategic goals and thrive as we pave the way for 5G.”

AllahoumHocine, Head of IP Core, Algeria Telecom 


Brendan Gibbs, Senior Vice President, Automated WAN Solutions, Juniper Networks said that “Networks have always been a key asset for service providers, but going forward they will be the foundation for every aspect of business transformation in the 5G and cloud era. Algeria Telecom is jumping ahead of the curve by investing in an open, agile and automated network architecture that can drive simplified operations, improved economics and superior end-user experiences.”

Spotlight

Digital transformation, Internet of Things (IoT), mobility, high-performance wireless (802.11ac Wave 2 and 802.11ax), and smart connected solutions and deployments have seen rapid growth in momentum in recent years. With the emergence of these technology trends, Power over Ethernet (PoE) – having already revolutionized and expedited the adoption of IP telephony in the enterprise market – continues to gain popularity as an increasingly efficient medium for power delivery over the network.

Spotlight

Digital transformation, Internet of Things (IoT), mobility, high-performance wireless (802.11ac Wave 2 and 802.11ax), and smart connected solutions and deployments have seen rapid growth in momentum in recent years. With the emergence of these technology trends, Power over Ethernet (PoE) – having already revolutionized and expedited the adoption of IP telephony in the enterprise market – continues to gain popularity as an increasingly efficient medium for power delivery over the network.

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