Bouygues Telecom taps Nokia to improve IP network capacity and energy efficiency

Nov. 28, 2023
The service provider leverages Nokia’s 7750 Service Router to enhance core capacity and security capabilities.

Bouygues Telecom has turned to Nokia to address future service needs required by its French customer base by deploying the vendor’s 7750 Service Router (SR) platform. 

The provider and Nokia are hardly strangers, having worked together on various network upgrade projects.

One of the critical features of the 7750 SR is Nokia’s solution, which is its FP5 routing silicon. The FP5, a crucial part of Bouygues Telecom’s selection, enables the provider to achieve higher-capacity IP networks that are more energy efficient.

FP5’s future-ready 800GE capability will also accelerate Bouygues Telecom’s ability to scale and sustainably meet future traffic growth. Nokia’s system design ensures an easy upgrade to FP5 from the existing FP4 platform, extending the network life of deployed systems while scaling capacity.

Additionally, Nokia will evolve Bouygues Telecom’s existing Nokia security gateway services by deploying its FP5-powered SR-1 routers and the 7750 Extended Services Appliance (ESA) to meet the increased capacity and scalability demands of mobile broadband services.

“We have had a long relationship with Nokia, and we were looking for a reliable future-ready solution to help us evolve our IP network to match our growing customer base,” said Jean-Paul ARZEL, CTO of Bouygues Telecom. “Upgrading our IP network with FP5 will allow us to balance capacity and sustainability to deliver the best customer experience.”

Bouygues Telecom is one of several new wins for its SR platform. The Finnish vendor has also signed similar deals with Pakistan’s Cybernet and other Tier 1 carriers.

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