Opticomm partners with Juniper Networks

Opticomm unveils plans to expand its core network offering with Juniper Networks

SYDNEY, Australia, 06 June 2019 – Australian fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) and wholesale service provider, Opticomm Limited, has today announced it has chosen Juniper Networks, an industry leader in automated, scalable and secure networks, as part of plans to double its network infrastructure size in Australia. Comprised of Juniper Networks’ software-defined networking (SDN) enabled MX480 5G Universal Routing Platforms (MX480), this exclusive partnership with Juniper Networks will enable Opticomm to offer its customers a high-performing, automated and reliable network – at scale.

As the country’s largest privately-owned builder and operator of FTTP networks for new developments, Opticomm has been rapidly expanding its footprint in Australia. With developments across Australia booming to meet population growth, Opticomm saw an opportunity to partner with residential, commercial and industrial property developers to connect buildings and individual units with fibre-optic cables that provide access to Internet, telephone and TV services.

For Opticomm, expansion from rising population and growth in Greenfield Developments across urban and regional Australia has also meant dealing with the challenges of ensuring uncongested networks, all while maintaining strong latency and security performance.

Opticomm CTO Stephen Davies, said, “Together with expanding our core network infrastructure across Australia and our customers’ ambitious growth plans, we found that our current networking infrastructure needed to be upgraded to facilitate ‘Smart Cities’ and 1Gbps services. What we needed was a partner that could support us in our journey toward doubling Opticomm’s core network, while also providing state-of-the-art speed and security. Juniper Networks has a strong reputation for building simple and reliable networks, so they were a natural fit.”

In setting the company up for growth, Opticomm recognised the need to upgrade its traditional network infrastructure to address long-term growth while offering investment-protecting evolution to emerging technologies such as mobility, Internet of Things (IoT) and connected vehicles, all without being left vulnerable to cyber threats.

Following an extensive evaluation process, Opticomm selected Juniper Networks to replace its entire core network. As part of Opticomm’s journey toward delivering advanced business and residential applications and services, Juniper Networks will supply SDN-enabled MX480 5G Universal Routing Platform systems packed with highly scalable routing, switching, security and service features that enable revenue-generating applications. The MX480 will provide the needed programmability, performance, reliability and scalability for rapid service deployment now and for years to come.

Ralph Candiloro, Senior Vice President and General Manager at Juniper Networks Asia Pacific, said, “We are proud to be partnering with an Australian telecommunications carrier that is expanding quickly and leading the pack in connecting Australians to critical internet, telephone and television services. At Juniper Networks, we have a shared vision of connecting Australians and businesses quickly, seamlessly and securely, and we’re excited to be enabling new and exciting use cases for Opticomm and its customers.”

Opticomm will also utilise Juniper Networks’ MX240 5G Universal Routing Platform, ACX Series Universal Access Router, QFX Series Data Centre Switches, SRX Series Next-Generation Firewalls and EX Series Ethernet Switches for added security and ease-of-management.

 About Opticomm

Opticomm is a licenced Australian telecommunications carrier specialising in the design, construction, operation and maintenance of Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network solutions for new residential and business developments in Australia.

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Jack Johnston

Edelman Australia for Opticomm