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Nokia’s next-generation optical solution has been selected by Telefónica Spain for its new metro transport network to handle the massive traffic growth fueled by its successful Fusión quadruple-play services. Nokia will deploy the network in areas of high population density including Barcelona and Catalonia, ultimately covering half of Spain.
Telefónica Spain’s three-year Fusión Red project was prompted by the explosive growth in video traffic on its networks from its Fusión quadruple play offer and, in particular, its Movistar TV service, which has expanded to include Canal+ services and the introduction of ‘catch-up’ TV. To date, Fusión has more than 15 million fibre lines, the widest adoption in Europe, and four million pay-TV subscribers.
Javier Gutierrez, Director of Network Strategy and Development, Telefonica Spain, said: “The demand for video as part of our Fusión service has moved our data traffic to levels never before seen. We have, however, anticipated this growth and are evolving our network through our Fusión Red project – first for IP, and now at the transport layer. Nokia’s optical portfolio is precisely the future-proof, next-generation solution we need to stay ahead of customer demand for many years to come.”