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Nokia, Delta Telecom enable next generation IP and optical transport network

Nokia announced it has expanded its long-term strategic relationship with Delta Telecom, a leading provider of advanced network communications and technology solutions in the Azerbaijan and Caucasus region. Nokia will leverage its industry-leading technology to provide a nationwide core IP and Optical DWDM network enhancement with 400G-capable architecture to ensure Azerbaijan’s largest network has the capacity, flexibility, and reduced power consumption to deliver the best possible customer experience for the future.

Delta Telecom will modernize and launch a 400GE-based IP/MPLS backbone in the Baku metropolitan area and will also modernize its nationwide IP/MPLS network with 100GE capacity to accommodate rapid traffic increase in the Caucasus region. This will be the first 400GE IP technology deployed in the region. The joint project with Nokia will allow Delta Telecom to provide its customers with improved SLAs, full end-to-end services resiliency, 5x higher bandwidth capacity, and faster services reconvergence. The new 10/100G traffic will allow increased existing capacity and meet new public transport and local traffic demands.

For the modernization, Delta Telecom selected Nokia’s 7750 Service Router platforms, powered by Nokia’s innovative FP4 chipset, and the 1830 PSS (Photonic Service Switch) optical platform with Nokia’s Photonic Service Engine technology, to significantly expand capacity across its core routing and transport network for future services.

Delta Telecom will also be able to automate its network with Nokia’s Network Services Platform (NSP), resulting in easier management, lower costs, and increased network responsiveness and resiliency. This will help to minimize reaction time and ensure timely delivery of additional traffic capacity, coverage and best-in-class service quality after the project is completed.

Ramazan Valiyev, Chief Executive Officer at Delta Telecom, said: “Delta Telecom is excited to work with Nokia for this next phase national IP and Optical networks build-out. We continue to see tremendous growth in network traffic and the need to deliver more throughput and higher capacity to our customers is critical. Nokia continues to innovate with its IP and Optical solutions to ensure our networks have the scale, flexibility and features to help us manage increasing demand from our residential, mobile, and business customers.”

Rafael De Fermin, Senior Vice President, Networks Infrastructure business in Europe at Nokia, said: “With ultra-fast broadband, IoT and Industry 4.0 becoming a reality, networks are expected to handle hundreds of new applications and services for millions of users. Taking a lead in 400G technologies in IP and Optical Networks is key to Nokia’s technology innovation purpose. We are pleased to expand our relationship with Delta Telecom as its multi-domain supplier and provide higher levels of connectivity to Delta Telecom’s wholesale customers.”

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