Nokia, Windstream Enable Next-Generation IP Network

Nokia and Windstream, a provider of advanced network communications and technology solutions in the US, have announced they have completed the initial sites for a nationwide core IP network enhancement, the companies said.

Windstream selected Nokia´s 7750 service router (SR) platform to significantly expand capacity across its core routing network as it prepares for next-generation broadband and 5G services.

Windstream is replacing its legacy core router platform with Nokia´s 7750 SR-7s, an IP router platform offering high-port densities at both 10G and 100G interfaces, with software-defined network capabilities to enable quick and easy transitioning to 400G as capacity needs arise. Nokia´s advanced routers will enable Windstream to support 5G interconnectivity and a tremendous growth in backbone traffic driven by an increase in mobility applications, video streaming, gaming and other high-capacity demands like remote working.

Nokia´s 7750 SR-7s routers are powered by highly programmable FP4 network processors designed to enable deterministic packet forwarding for consistent performance at full scale. The 7750 SR-7s is a modular system and line card architecture with economic licensing and universal optical connectors to provide Windstream scalable system capacity and increased flexibility to optimize any network location for superior performance and a best-in-class subscriber experience.

Windstream Holdings, Inc., is a provider of advanced network communications and technology solutions. Additional information is available at windstream.com or windstreamwholesale.com.