Telefónica Deutschland automates network to adapt to rising traffic

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German service provider, Telefónica Deutschland is preparing its network to adapt to escalating data traffic and bandwidth demands.

The firm will do so, as part of its iFusion programme, using open, software-defined network (SDN) orchestration and a partially disaggregated multi-vendor optical network architecture to transform network operations and improve the delivery of new services. 

Blue Planet’s (a division of Ciena) multi-domain service orchestration (MDSO) software has been selected as a first step for Telefónica Deutschland to create, deploy and automate end-to-end service delivery across its new multi-vendor transport network.

Open Rest Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) from MDSO simplify integration with other components of Telefónica Deutschland’s operations support system to align the network with needs of different applications. The upgraded network utilises open standard models, including the transport application programming interface (T-API) and OpenConfig, with Blue Planet MDSO.

Cayetano Carbajo Martín, global director of technology at Telefónica GCTIO said: ‘Telefónica is moving away from legacy single-vendor platforms to a model combining best-of-breed solutions from multiple vendors, enabling us to maintain diversity in our network and avoid depending on one vendor. In Germany, Blue Planet’s software executes our SDN program to enable not only multivendor transport but also automation of our network.’

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