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Macquarie Telecom and Juniper Networks join forces for an Aus wide network refresh

By Catherine Knowles
Thu 6 Aug 2020
FYI, this story is more than a year old

Macquarie Telecom has chosen Juniper Networks for its nationwide network refresh. This includes the entire network from the core to the edge, the company said in a statement.

According to Macquarie Telecom, the ability to provide a differentiated level of experience requires a high-performing networking infrastructure from which to launch services.

As such, the company has partnered with Juniper Networks to power its nationwide refresh and to introduce agile, automated and AI-driven innovation across its network.

Across a variety of core, aggregation and edge functions within Macquarie Telecom’s network sit the MX10003, MX480 and MX204 Universal Routing Platforms.

Segment routing is utilised to route traffic across Macquarie Telecom’s national product network, the first by an Australian Juniper Networks customer on the MX10K platform.

The open frameworks, APIs and toolkits available across Juniper’s networking and security solutions are leveraged by Macquarie Telecom to facilitate increased network reliability while simplifying automation.

Junos OS as a common operating system delivers reliability and security required by Macquarie Telecom to manage its voice, data, data center and cloud services.

The nationwide network upgrade by Juniper Networks is slated to be completed by the end of 2020.

Macquarie Telecom states the company continues to explore ways to leverage the Juniper platform to deliver innovative and exceptional customer-centric services for its in-demand services, including through an ongoing focus on increasing automation across its network operations.

Macquarie Telecom Group group executive Luke Clifton says, “Macquarie Telecom is not like other telcos. When other telcos run left, we run to the right. As our company grows, we cannot continue to scale solely by hiring more people. It is vital that we automate our delivery and assurance remediation capabilities.

"Juniper Networks is proactively partnering with our business, which has not only completely changed the dimension of our relationship, but has also enabled Macquarie Telecom to scale up our networks as part of our long-term growth, especially crucial in light of the continued growth in demand for our services from across Australia businesses.”

Juniper Networks VP and GM for A/NZ Bruce Bennie says, “For over twenty years, both companies have built our respective businesses by being disruptors that offer our customers innovation, differentiation and value.

"Juniper is delighted to be able to help grow Macquarie Telecom’s business further through this network refresh which includes a next-generation segment routing deployment driven by our automation and AI-driven capabilities.

“Together, we are confident that we can improve time-to-market while increasing the end customer’s experience, all while providing Macquarie Telecom with an ultra-reliable and highly-agile network for years to come.”

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