BT Group embraces Juniper Networks’ Cloud Core Network

BT Group

Leveraging Juniper Networks’ high-performance cloud-native solutions and professional services, BT Network Cloud now accommodates diverse network applications, including mobile voice and data, broadband authentication, and IP voice calls for tens of millions of customers on a single platform without additional overhead costs.

Through Juniper’s innovative technology footprint, which includes infrastructure consolidation, virtualization, improved hardware density, and power efficiency, BT Network Cloud achieves space and power savings, contributing to a more sustainable infrastructure.

BT Network Cloud is essential for BT Group’s UK consumer and business network services, providing high performance and availability across a widely distributed user base deployed at multiple locations across the UK. By transitioning from dedicated compute platforms to a shared infrastructure, BT optimises resource utilisation and significantly reduces its environmental impact.

The network cloud facilitates service quality optimisation, streamlines operational deployment and management of core applications, and enables innovation and agility in delivering new services to the market, including enhanced 5G offerings.

With the introduction of 5G, BT Group seized the opportunity to transform its core network to provide a wide range of new services at an unprecedented scale. To achieve this, BT Group adopted a network cloud, serving as a shared platform for core applications supporting its broadband, fixed, and mobile services. The migration of tens of millions of mobile subscribers and successful deployment of all mobile application infrastructure on the network cloud highlight BT Group’s commitment to this transformative initiative.

Over several years, BT Group embarked on a journey to implement a cutting-edge container-based fixed, broadband, and mobile core, aimed at enhancing business agility, operational efficiency, sustainability, and meeting security compliance.

Howard Watson, Chief Security and Networks Officer, BT Group said: “Telecoms services have become central to business and consumer lives and as the U.K.’s national network provider, BT Group has a particular responsibility to lead from the front to deliver the cloud-native, sustainable digital services of the future. Our work with partners such as Juniper is helping to ensure that our critical infrastructure, network and services are agile, secure and resilient for the long term. Our millions of customers can remain confident in the experience-led integrity of the everyday and exceptional digital services on which they rely.”

“We are delighted that Juniper’s cloud-native networking solutions and comprehensive professional services were selected as the cornerstone of the BT Network Cloud. BT can respond to the demands of the next chapter of digital transformation at scale whilst leveraging the power of the network to enable new digital services for BT’s customers, fully supported by a cloud-native architecture enabling security, automation, scale and agility” said Raj Yavatkar, Chief Technology Officer, Juniper Networks.

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