Juniper Networks to provide UPC Poland’s 400G core infrastructure network

Oct. 26, 2021
The Liberty Global business unit will use the 400G-ready network to deliver broadband services, digital television, and mobile and VoIP telephony to residential customers and a variety of gigabit business voice and data services as well.

Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR) says it will provide an international core infrastructure network for UPC Poland. The Liberty Global business unit will use the 400G-ready network to deliver broadband services, digital television, and mobile and VoIP telephony to residential customers and a variety of gigabit business voice and data services as well.

The network upgrade comes in the face of a 40% compound annual growth rate in traffic on the cable MSO’s infrastructure. The enhancement will be based on the Juniper Networks PTX10008 Series Router.

The upgrade initiative has begun, with the first network node deployed in Poznan. Another enhanced node is scheduled to follow in Warsaw, with another three nodes on the list for the future.

“Liberty Global believes the connections we are building today are helping to create a better tomorrow. This approach applies on multiple levels in UPC Poland’s new network, providing consistent, superior digital user experiences for our millions of subscribers while being mindful of space and power consumption in our data centers and points of presence,” commented Monika Nowak-Toporowicz, vice president and CTIO at UPC Poland and UPC Slovakia. “The sustainability of the Juniper PTX Series routing platform provides the best five-year total cost of ownership out of the vendors we evaluated, which has also enabled us to really plan for the future and manage costs in direct ratio to ongoing growth. So our choice of the stand-out experience-first network provider was a strategic business decision that was easy to make.”

“Increasingly, service providers need to balance cost, capacity and performance with sustainability factors in their networks. UPC Poland’s deployment demonstrates that less can be more with intelligent solutions that combine physical and virtual innovations to deliver the dynamic, responsible network of the future,” added Brendan Gibbs, vice-president, automated WAN solutions, at Juniper Networks.

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