FASTWEB taps Nokia Siemens Networks, Juniper Networks, for IP backbone

Italian broadband provider FASTWEB has will use Juniper Networks core routers deployed by partner Nokia Siemens Networks as part of a capacity upgrade of its multiservice IP backbone.

Italian broadband provider FASTWEB will use Juniper Networks core routers deployed by partner Nokia Siemens Networks as part of a capacity upgrade of its multiservice IP backbone.

FASTWEB operates in more than 150 Italian cities via a network of more than 32,000 km. The service provider bases its voice, data, and video service provision on IP, delivered over both fiber-optic networks and xDSL connections.

As part of FASTWEB’s backbone upgrade, Nokia Siemens Networks deployed Juniper Networks’ flagship T1600 core routers.

“The exponential increase of Internet traffic largely driven by popular social networks and video services had put pressure on our existing core network,” said Guido Roda, head of network engineering at FASTWEB. “In order to continue offering a superior Internet access experience to our customers and maintain market leadership, we needed to build new capacity. This was done by creating a new Supercore layer within the existing IP infrastructure.”

More in Network Design