Telefónica leans on virtualisation again to boost enterprise offering

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Telefónica is to deploy Nuage Networks' SD-WAN solutions as it looks to broaden its enterprise offerings.

The Spain-based operator has picked the Nokia venture to grow its existing MPLS VPN and hybrid WAN solutions for cloud-ready enterprises.

Nokia said enterprises deploying SD-WAN would benefit from greater business agility, quicker deployment of services and lower running costs. Enterprises will be provided with a self-service portal to dial-up fresh VPN services and customise their networks.

Spain will be the first market to benefit from the new SD-WAN offering, followed by Telefónica's Business Services (International) arm and other subsidiaries.

Javier Gavilán, Technology Director at Telefonica Global CTO, said: "To meet rapidly emerging business requirements for agility and on-demand deployments, we firmly moved to build our business connectivity services around a new Telco cloud-based architecture. Nuage Networks provided us with a highly scalable SD-WAN architecture that could support all our services across all our regions without disruption."

Sunil Khandekar, Founder and CEO of Nuage Networks , said: "The IT, communications and service demands of today's enterprises are much higher than just a few years ago. Companies require new cloud technologies to support them while simplifying traditional service models."

Vodafone announced in March that it had selected Nuage Networks to connect its global data centres. The operator will use Nuage Networks’s Virtualized Service Platform (VSP), which offers a single framework for policy-based automation across the data centre and WAN for cloud deployments at scale.

In February, Three signed Nokia to provide a range of assets to a core network deployment including the Nuage Networks software defined networking.