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February 22, 2013

Elisa and Juniper Networks Join Hands for LTE and Mobile Broadband Growth

By Shankar Pandiath, TMCnet Contributor

Juniper Networks (News - Alert), a leading name in the industry for network innovations, recently announced that Elisa, the well-known service provider for mobile technology in Finland is all set to deploy, Juniper Networks’ mobile core packet solution for supporting their future network data growth. This is Elisa’s bid to deal with growth in mobile traffic in the coming times, an anticipatory action in view of the growing number of mobile LTE (News - Alert) enabled devices.

Elisa is a market leader in Finland when it comes to mobile subscriptions and it offers advanced, nationwide 3G/4G LTE networks. With this kind of reputation to live up to, it is no wonder that Elisa (News - Alert) introduces this high quality and first-to-market data service for mobile platform while using a highly cost effective solution in every way.

 This Elisa deployment makes the best use of MobileNext solution offered by Juniper Networks, which is the first of its kind mobile open packet core in the whole world. The focus of this solution is about scalability and service specific performances together with robust security capabilities that make it foolproof. Universal Edge MX Series Router forms the solid foundation of this agile platform that enables a scaling, which is thoroughly programmable across bandwidth, services, and subscribers. It simultaneously also reduces operational and infrastructure complexities.

The mobile core Juniper Networks’ technology reduces core packet elements to a significant degree, and in the process, lowers OPEX (News - Alert) and CAPEX using simplified architecture for networks and also reduces space and power consumptions. Additional saving in OPEX occurs through common simplifying tasks such as upgrade of software and routine operations for networks. The main benefit of this solution is an enhanced customer experience that provides an industry leading reliability and stability. MobileNext technology has necessary features, scale and performance that is appropriate for supporting Elisa’s data growth projection.

This comprehensive solution can support a staggering 8 million sessions simultaneously increasing the effectiveness and reach of the Elisa mobile network to rope in the increasing number of users effortlessly. Juniper is all set to play a key role when it comes to network deployment by integrating their core packet for mobile solution to Elisa’s billing and network infrastructure.

Timo Katajisto, executive vice-president, Elisa, is of the view that MobileNext Solution from Juniper is going to enable Elisa to meet the overwhelming demands of the present day mobile users while preparing the company for Gen next anytime anywhere solutions. It uses a powerful yet simple routing platform for rolling out innovative services.

Juniper Networks is all about network innovations. It delivers systems, silicon, and software ranging from data centers and devices to cloud providers and consumers while transforming the total economics and experience of networking.

Elisa is an ICT and telecommunication service company, which is providing Finns with business productivity and high quality experiences.

Edited by Rich Steeves
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