Telefonica and Juniper Networks in core infrastructure deal

Telefonica has selected Juniper Networks to provide the core infrastructure for its Fusion Network.

Telefonica Spain has designed Fusion Network to transform its customer experience for mobile, residential and business services across Spain.

The operator has selected Juniper Networks’ MX Series 3D Routers to provide intelligent SDN control, core network for Fusion Network. The core rollout will begin “imminently” with an estimated completion by 2019. 

The MX2020 is said to provide Telefonica the multi-terabit IP/MPLS routing capacity and connectivity across all metro regions as traffic ingress and egress from its internet exchange locations. 

"Our customers expect a fast, always-on, secure experience, as they connect to cloud-based business services, access bandwidth-hungry TV, video and music content for download and streaming, or use social media sites. Development of a superfast core that can match Fusion Network's service edge network with scale, reliability and minimal latency, is the next step. Juniper Networks is a valued partner to Telefonica as we drive Spain's digital transformation forward," said Joaquin Mata, CTO at Telefonica Spain. 

Last September, Telefonica Spain selected Juniper Networks to provide IP/MPLS metro services delivery infrastructure for Fusion Network.