During the next three years, Ericsson and Telstra would be working together, confirms a joint announcement coming this Sunday. At the Mobile World Congress, both the companies revealed their future plans regarding nationwide optical network transformation, aiming at allowing the new network for massive 400 GBPS speeds.
Ericsson, during the next three years, will, therefore, be engaged in up-gradation and expansion of long-haul, regional optical fixed, metro, and mobile Telstra networks. For the purpose, Ericsson will not only supply and install converged Ciena packet-optical solution but will integrate the same too.
Sharing his views, Telstra Operations’ director (Transport and Routing Engineering) expressed that deploying the said optical network transformation/expansion means enabling it (the network) further use cases; for media capabilities, cloud, 5G as well as IoT. Explaining the significance of the program, David Robertson further conveyed that it will prove a platform for underpinning Ericsson – Telstra network; of transformations plans in the days to come.
“In delivering both IoT and 5G critical traffic and to meet the traffic growth anticipated; this program will provide both resilience and speed and the security as well,” stated David.
The views David Robertson shared give us an understanding that as far cloud and media services, both the partners are eyeing on improving productivity and network’s efficiency. Mobility, storage, and processing of business critical data stored in the cloud would thus make it a joyful experience for residents of both the nations.
We further learn that under the program in question, vertical network elements will be made available for Telstra’s networks; brought into a horizontal, ‘software-defined‘ network cloud layer. It is, therefore, not going to take very long for users to enjoy massive 400 GBPS speeds alongside up to 1TB delivery while across the extremely busy network of Telstra Corporation; as promises the proposed up gradation of the network.