Divona Telecom Selects Juniper Networks for Ethernet-Based WiMAX Backhaul Network
Leading African WiMAX provider Deploys MX-series to Support Fast-Growing Wireless Broadband Portfolio
SUNNYVALE, Calif -- Juniper Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: JNPR), the leader in high-performance networking, today announced that Divona Telecom, one of Africa’s leading satellite and WiMAX telecom operators, has selected Juniper Networks MX-series Ethernet Services Routers to create a high-speed, service-enabling backhaul network to meet growing demand for its wireless broadband services portfolio. The deployment is designed to address Divona’s requirement to increase network capacity, reduce operational costs and accelerate the delivery of advanced fixed and mobile wireless broadband services to the operator’s premium corporate customers.
“Our customer base is set to double every quarter in the coming four years, therefore, sufficient capacity is critical to the future of our business. We are also deploying WiMAX connectivity in five major cities in Tunisia and required a backhaul network that could reduce operational expenses even as we accelerate the delivery of new services,” says Mohamed Garbouj, chief executive officer, Divona Telecom. “Deploying the MX-series helps to monetize our network by accelerating service deployments, while reducing operational costs and complexity.”
Since its creation in 2003, Divona Telecom has expanded operations into Algeria, sub-Sahara Africa and territories in Europe and Asia. Today it is one of Africa’s leading satellite and WiMAX telecoms operators, offering broadband Internet, call center, hosting and international leased line services. As Divona continues its expansion forward, the network is becoming increasingly critical to success and must be fast, reliable and secure and must simultaneously scale in line with exponential subscriber growth while maintaining premium service quality at scale.
Based on Juniper’s single-source JUNOS® software, the MX-series delivers superior port density, and provides high-performance, scalability and reliability, in a range of power- and space-efficient platforms. The MX-series features fully redundant hardware, plus Switch Control Board (SCB) and Routing Engines (REs) to increase system availability. By providing a single common interface across a wide range of routing, switching and security platforms, JUNOS enables network administrators to efficiently configure and manage each feature across the network by providing a consistent set of tools to monitor, manage and update the network.
“Both fixed-line and innovative wireless providers such as Divona Telecom are deploying service-enabling network infrastructures that enable them to expand and accelerate service model innovation,” said Gert-Jan Schenk, senior vice president of operations, EMEA, Juniper Networks. “With a wireless backhaul network based on Juniper Networks MX-series, Divona Telecom can continue to monetize its network by rapidly introducing new services and driving down network operational costs.”
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About Divona Telecom
Divona Telecom is one of Africa’s leading satellite and WiMAX telecom operators, created following the concession of a telecommunications license by the Tunisian government in 2003. Divona Telecom provides integrated end-to-end solution for the region’s premium corporate customers and interconnected with the biggest operators in Europe through submarine fiber.
For more information: www.divonatelecom.com.
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