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Bharti Airtel ties up with Juniper Networks to expand broadband network coverage



Airtel signs a deal with Juniper Networks to expand broadband coverage

Juniper Networks on Wednesday announced that it has been selected by Bharti Airtel (Airtel) to offer a network upgrade to expand Airtel’s nationwide broadband coverage across India.

Airtel has expanded its fiber-to-the-home broadband coverage to over 430 cities with plans to cover 30 million homes in over 2,000 cities over the next three years.

“In support of this increased nationwide reach in many previously underserved cities and markets, the latest network upgrade builds on the strong long-term relationship between Airtel and Juniper Networks,” a statement from Juniper Networks said.

As part of the deal, Juniper Networks will supply upgrades to MX Series routers and line cards as part of its broadband network gateway to manage its customers and services, as well as carrier-grade NAT (CGNAT) solutions. , install and provide support. This was said, respectively, to ensure secure encryption across the network.