Automated network provider Juniper Networks have partnered with Italian telecom company TIM (Telecom Italia Mobile) in a bid to architect an advanced cloud network infrastructure. According to the MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) signed, the alliance aims to experiment by researching on software-defined networking and open optical systems to build a next-gen open platform, backed by automation and virtualization.
According to Juniper, the automated platform backed by virtualization network will be a high-performance product for users looking to leverage its speed. They further added that this platform, which is planned to be ready for 5G technology, will elevate users’ digital experience.
TIM say that they will be focusing on FutureNET, their ultra-broadband customer network platform, built for the IoT and 5G technology. They further added that it was this shared vision for the 5G-age that brought them together with Juniper for this deal. Explaining this, Enrico Bagnasco, Head of Innovation at TIM commented:
TIM’s goal is to accelerate its evolution towards the network of the future. Through the development of Software-Defined Networking and open optical systems, TIM will be able to develop a host of software components that can be activated where and when needed, based on customer needs.
We have chosen to work with Juniper Networks via the research and innovation embodied in this MoU because the company shares our vision of transformation through network openness, virtualization and simplification to drive a superior digital customer experience.
Echoing Bagnasco, a delighted Tom Ruban, Chief Technical Officer EMEA at Juniper Networks explained:
We welcome the opportunity to work with a forward-thinking operator such as TIM to help deliver effective solutions for the challenges presented by trends such as IoT, security, 5G and big data.
We are committed to sharing expertise, projects, laboratories and resources to design, experiment and implement the technologies to foster the digital transformation that will enable the next-generation service offerings to TIM’s customers across Italy.