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Nokia and Deutsche Telekom Group expand strategic co-operation to build 5G-ready IP network

Nokia and Deutsche Telekom Group expand strategic co-operation to build 5G-ready IP network

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Nokia and Deutsche Telekom Group have announced they are expanding their strategic co-operation to build a 5G-ready IP network. Deutsche Telekom has selected Nokia’s 7750 Service Router (SR) platform to significantly expand capacity across its edge/core routing network as it prepares for next-generation broadband and 5G services. Deployment has already started in Greece, where Nokia is replacing and modernising the operator’s existing IP network. Roll-out in Hungary is expected in Q4 2020.

With networks experiencing unprecedented traffic growth and unpredictable demands, operators want to meet ever-increasing performance requirements while driving down network costs. The scale, feature breadth and versatility of the Nokia 7750 SR-s platform addresses these requirements, enabling operators like Deutsche Telekom Group and its affiliates to build bigger, smarter, automated and secure networks with greater return on investment.

As part of its network modernisation, Deutsche Telekom needed to replace an existing IP edge/core network that was reaching its end of service with a new network that can cope with 5G and ultra broadband access requirements. A key principle to achieve this was the consolidation of network layers through the integration of IP aggregation and edge/BNG (Broadband Network Gateway) functions into one converged layer.

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