Cisco Selected by BT for Internet Peering Platform
Service Providers, Networking
London, UK – 18 July, 2019 –From the minute we wake, so much of what we do relies on an Internet infrastructure that just works. With global Internet traffic anticipated to exceed 4.8 zettabytes a year by 2022, the way traffic travels between operator networks has to be seamless, automated and guaranteed.
Today, we are proud to announce that BT has chosen Cisco to provide the infrastructure for their Internet peering network. The upgrade in technology will seamlessly connect BT’s network with other carrier networks and ISPs to support the customer experience.
“As businesses and consumers adopt more digital and cloud-based services that are hosted anywhere in the world, peering capacity is a key capability of any providers’ infrastructure. BT is focused on network leadership and with Cisco we are extending our telemetry based automation as part of this deployment.” said Neil J. McRae, BT Group Chief Architect.
“Nearly every Internet connection in the UK touches Cisco. With BT, we are helping to make sure that data gets to where it is supposed to,” added Sumeet Arora, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Cisco Service Provider Networking. “What and how we connect is changing on a daily basis, so the infrastructure provided has to provide flexibility and scalability, which is why the automation afforded by this deployment is crucial. We’re delighted to be expanding our relationship with BT with this pivotal technology deployment.”
BT’s approach to delivering direct connectivity to the cloud providers coupled with Cisco’s ability to deploy SD-WAN endpoints natively into the cloud provider provides customers with a compelling end-to-end service to enable the transition to cloud.
BT will deploy the Cisco Network Convergence System (NCS) 5500 series which offers industry-leading density of routed 100 GE ports for Internet Peering. It is designed to efficiently scale between data centres and large enterprise, web and service provider WAN and aggregation networks with market leading power savings and telemetry.
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