Rostelecom upgrades backbone with Juniper equipment

4 Dec 2019

Juniper Networks has provided a major infrastructure upgrade to Russian nationwide operator Rostelecom. The contract covered a large scale modernisation using Juniper Networks’ MX Series 5G Universal Routing Platform and PTX Series Packet Transport Routers to improve one of the key communication transport backbones across Russia, with Rostelecom renewing US-based Juniper’s service agreement for three years supporting more than 14,000 network nodes. Vadim Nikonov, Director of Backbone Networks Department, Rostelecom, said: ‘Our main priority was to upgrade to equipment that is highly reliable under harsh operating conditions and a high traffic load. 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.’

Russia, Juniper Networks, Rostelecom