Telstra extends Ericsson optical transport equipment supply contract

Three years added to agreement, with provision of Ciena included

Telstra has revised its supply agreement with Ericsson, adding three years to the existing partnership and including the provision Ciena pack-optical platforms to the former by the latter.

The contract builds on a deal signed at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in February whereby Ericsson was appointed to supply optical transport equipment and services to the telecommunications provider.

The new arrangement includes support for the introduction of software-defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualisation (NFV) functionality.

According to a statement, the implementation of Cloud and real-time control capabilities of service provider SDN and NFC will transcend the boundaries of traditional datacentres without compromising quality.

Ericsson Australia and New Zealand (A/NZ) head, Hakan Eriksson, said, “We have worked with Telstra over a number of years to pilot the latest Cloud networking technologies incorporating SDN and NFV.”

“The new agreement ensures that we can begin to introduce this functionality into the Telstra transport network throughout Australia.”

Telstra engineering transport and routing director, David Robertson, claims the contract will give the telco the ability to move and shape transport capacity with flexibility and scalability to streamline its network operations.

Ericcson partnered with Ciena in February, giving it rights to sell and support Ciena’s Converged Packet Optical portfolio and collaborate on the joint development of the Multilayer WAN Controller.

Read More:

Sponsored Content: Collaboration has become the new movement in IT. Servers will become an integral part of this industry transition. Click here to learn more.

Join the ARN newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags EricssonpartnershipCienaTelcosupplycontractTelecommunicationsTelstra

More about CienaNFC

 

Latest News

01:34PM
Equinix grows ME1 customers
11:53AM
ASI Solutions shift in guard
10:33AM
Oracle and Samsung said to be teaming up for mobile cloud delivery
10:04AM
Microsoft results buoyed by cloud products, but profit drops
More News
05 May
CeBIT Australia 2015
27 May
World Business Forum Sydney
View all events