SoftBank taps Juniper to upgrade core network

Networks Asia staff
09 Nov 2017

Japan's SoftBank has deployed new Juniper Networks routers together with the Juniper Extension Toolkit (JET) automation framework in order to upgrade and future-proof its commercial core network.

SoftBank has experienced exponential traffic growth in Japan over the past few years, driven by the increased adoption of mobile devices, cloud services and high-definition video content.

To address this ongoing traffic growth, SoftBank required an infrastructure that could provide the performance and capacity for today and tomorrow.

At the same time, SoftBank was seeking to modernize its operations environment, and wanted an agile and automated network solution that would reduce complexity and increase speed of service delivery.

With its new commercial core network, SoftBank has dramatically increased network capacity while at the same time implementing automation across its operations with the opening of new network connections while significantly improving long-term service agility.

JET provides an automation toolkit that enables customers to automate configuration and provisioning tasks, enabling SoftBank to accelerate service delivery by up to 30 times when contrasted with their previous, manual approach to provisioning and configuration.

“As data traffic continues to increase by-the-day, we needed to significantly upgrade our commercial core network’s capacity, performance and automation capabilities in order to continue providing the world-class levels of service which our customers expect of SoftBank,” SoftBank VP of core network and device technology Tomohiro Sekiwa said.

First published in NetworksAsia

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