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BT is first public customer for Nokia’s new flagship routing range

A year on from shipping its high end carrier routing platform, Nokia has announced its first public customer, the UK’s BT. The UK incumbent will deploy the Nokia 7750 SR-14s IP routing platform, which is based on the Finnish firm’s homegrown FP4 chip. The telco says the traffic through its core is growing by 40% a year and it needs to invest heavily in upgrading capacity and efficiency, ahead of major FTTP (fiber-to-the-premises) expansion and 5G launches later this year. “BT’s FTTP footprint is growing on a daily basis, and we are launching 5G this year in the busiest parts of 16 of the UK’s busiest cities,” said group CTO Howard Watson. “These technologies create an amazing customer experience, and…

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