BT is aiming to create a single, cloud-based technology platform to bring various lines of business together and enable a more flexible, virtualised network infrastructure. It will use the platform for new converged services, combining mobile, Wi-Fi and fixed networks.
Neil McRae, Chief Architect at BT, said: “With growing demand from our ultrafast broadband services and ultrafast 5G services and has the perfect opportunity to combine several discrete networks into a unified, automated infrastructure. This move to a single cloud-driven network infrastructure will enable BT to offer a wider range of services, faster and more efficiently to customers in the UK and around the world.”
Bikash Koley, Chief Technology Officer, Juniper Networks, added: “As a renowned global service provider, BT is a shining example of how to evolve networks to become more agile. By leveraging the ‘beach-front property’ it has in central offices around the globe, BT can optimise the business value that 5G’s bandwidth and connectivity brings. The move to an integrated telco cloud platform brings always-on reliability, along with enhanced automation capabilities, to help improve business continuity and increase time-to-market while doing so in a cost-effective manner.”