Sure Guernsey has contracted UK-based telent to upgrade its network and enhance network security. Announcing the deal in a press release, the vendor said the ‘major upgrade’ is designed to replace Sure’s existing 10G core network with a 100G Juniper Networks core network to enable it to deliver faster, more reliable internet connectivity to its customers across the island, as increasing bandwidth usage and data create unprecedented demand. Further, the network implementation will provide extra capacity for growth and will future-proof the network as growing and new technologies, including fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) and 5G, are rolled out commercially. In addition, to ensure that the integrity and security of the network is not compromised, telent will reportedly implement a joint Juniper-Corero Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) solution to provide real time, automated DDoS protection.
Work on the project has already started and is expected to be completed by early 2021, with Sure Group CEO Ian Kelly noting: ‘This network upgrade is a significant long-term investment to ensure we can continue to meet customer expectations now and in the future. We are pleased to be working with telent which has a long history and strong reputation in the design, upgrade, build and maintenance of critical networks.’