Siemens has supplied Telefonica with M- and T-series routers from Juniper Networks and Metro Ethernet switches from Extreme Networks and integrated them in the carrier’s backbone network at the Frankfurt, Berlin and Dusseldorf locations.
Siemens will also maintain a service organization to support Telefonica’s network operation in ensuring the constant availability of the network. With the expanded network, Telefonica is equipping itself in Germany to serve growing numbers of users with a highly resilient infrastructure, offering Internet providers high-quality broadband services such as Voice-over-IP, and in the future also IPTV and video-on-demand.
Telefonica plans to supply more than 1,500 cities and towns with ADSL2+ by mid-2007, meaning that the company will reach around 60% of all German households. The company’s platform is targeted primarily at Internet service providers and carriers that do not have a network of their own or lack full coverage in Germany.
Telefonica signed cooperation agreements with almost all major Internet service providers last year and is also, among others, supporting O2 Germany in its entry into DSL business.