T-Mobile contracts Nokia for optical network modernisation and managed security

28 May 2021

Nokia has been selected by T-Mobile Netherlands as a strategic partner to accelerate digital transformation while securing fixed and mobile networks against cyber threats. The partnership will provide the operator with a wide range of managed services including automated network and security operations, as well as a service-centric optical network over the course of the five-year rollout.

To create a more scalable and automated service-centric platform, Nokia will modernise the operator’s optical network by consolidating its existing Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) networks into one new core and aggregation network. T-Mobile’s renewed nationwide DWDM network will include 50-plus strategic cities, offering customers enhanced service quality and speeds reaching 400Gbps and higher, while benefitting from a simplified network that increases operational and cost efficiency.

The optical solutions being deployed to further future-proof T-Mobile’s network are based on the Nokia WaveFabric service-ready platforms and Nokia WaveSuite software portfolio. The Nokia NSP (Network Services Platform) will provide network automation for faster delivery of transport services, optimised network utilisation and traffic engineering, as well as dynamic assurance for operating the network with maximum performance and reliability.

Nokia will also deliver ‘holistic Managed Security Services’ covering ‘all network elements’ and use its NetGuard Audit Compliance Manager to improve compliance to regulations and minimise risks. The partnership will also ensure a superior user experience for clients through comprehensive managed multi-vendor network operation services. In addition, cognitive services based on the Nokia AVA AI-ML system will transform the overall efficiency of the network operation and guarantee the resilience required in the digital era.

Netherlands, Nokia, T-Mobile Netherlands