NEC and Juniper deploy Algeria Telecom’s 5G-ready IP network

Adel Bentoumi, Chief Executive Officer of Algeria Telecom

NEC Corporation, a network transformation services provider, and Juniper Networks, a player in AI-driven networks, announced they have worked with Algeria Telecom, a player in the Algerian telecommunications market, to roll out its IP metro commercial network to support current demand for increased capacity as well as future needs driven by 5G and FTTx.

Why is the deal a profitable endeavor for all stakeholders?

Algeria Telecom has formed a mid-term strategic strategy to implement a transport network with a homogenized, optimized topology as well as automation capabilities that guarantee bandwidth and future-proofing of its infrastructure in a growing market. NEC Corporation and Juniper have successfully delivered Algeria Telecom’s next generation IP metro network while also ensuring quality of service, driving toward the best possible user experience, at scale.

As the innovative foundation of the platform, Algeria Telecom has selected high-performing, secure solutions from the Juniper Networks portfolio for SDN-ready, cloud-grade networking and feature-rich, simple and secure connectivity at scale, deployed as access nodes to create separate pre-aggregation, aggregation and access domains for optimal reliability.

Elements of the Juniper Paragon Automation cloud-native solution suite, Paragon Pathfinder and Paragon Planner have been deployed, enabling Algeria Telecom to achieve deep visibility and simplified operations of its services. This paves the way for assured user experiences within complex 5G and multicloud services. All of the Juniper platforms run on a single operating system, Junos® OS, to create an easily-managed and open solution.

NEC leveraged its transport network integration and engineering capabilities to skillfully deliver best-in-class solutions that are dynamically tailored for Algeria Telecom’s requirements.

NEC orchestrated the total project as a ‘One-Stop Network Integrator’, capitalizing on its expert services based on global and local experiences ranging from network analysis and consulting, to design, implementation, migration and operation of high-capacity networks.

In addition, NEC and Juniper’s solid partnership, built on a track record of delivering innovative networking to hundreds of clients across the globe, has enabled the coordination between the parties to achieve Algeria Telecom’s objective of providing a high-capacity innovative network to accommodate surging data traffic and a future of diversified 5G use cases.

What are the stakeholders’ thoughts on the partnership?

“The completion of the IP metro network modernization project by our partners, NEC Corporation and Juniper Networks, will allow us to make the migration to IPV6 and the initiation of digital transformation, and the implementation of high speed internet, as we best satisfy the needs of Algeria Telecom clients,” said Mr. Adel Bentoumi, CEO of Algeria Telecom.

“The rapid growth of network traffic is a clear indication of the need for modernization and expansion of network capacity,” said Allahoum Hocine, Head of IP Core, Algeria Telecom.

“NEC and Juniper have been extremely attentive to our needs, technical and commercial, working as an extension of our team with their outstanding local engineering abilities, as well as their relentless efforts to assure quality of experience and on-time delivery. Overall, the innovative solutions from Juniper to enable this automated metro cloud architecture have helped us achieve our strategic goals and thrive as we pave the way for 5G,” Allahoum said.

“Networks have always been a key asset for service providers, but going forward they will be the foundation for every aspect of business transformation in the 5G and cloud era. Algeria Telecom is jumping ahead of the curve by investing in an open, agile and automated network architecture that can drive simplified operations, improved economics and superior end-user experiences,” said Brendan Gibbs, SVP, Automated WAN Solutions, Juniper Networks.

“Our client-first approach and unwavering quality are values ingrained in our culture,” said Hideyuki Ogata, General Manager, Service Provider Solutions Department, NEC Corporation.

“This, combined with our accumulated domain expertise at NEC 5G Transport Network Center of Excellence (CoE) in EMEA, makes us confident that our extended engagement will help enable continuous success and advancement of Algeria Telecom’s business.”