Bharti Airtel has selected Ribbon Communications’ 5G-Native Neptune platform to enhance its mobile backhaul transport capabilities.
The deployment is part of Airtel’s network strategy to make its network future-proof and ready for a seamless transition to emerging technologies such as 5G. The Neptune solution will be deployed throughout Bharti Airtel’s India network, providing high capacity, low latency and real time programmability. The platform enables a powerful, efficient multi-layer next-generation network solution for a seamless evolution to future 5G services.
“This compact, robust IP/MPLS-Access solution from Ribbon will both serve our current needs and make the Airtel network 5G ready,” said Randeep Sekhon, CTO, Bharti Airtel.
Ribbon's 5G network solution will be controlled, managed and automated by its cloud-native Muse system, already deployed, which is based on SDN (Software Defined Networking) concepts for real-time programmability and network planning applications. Ribbon's Muse Domain Orchestration provides Airtel with an integrated machine-to-machine ecosystem for end-to-end automated service fulfillment and assurance as well as automated migration from the existing network to the modernised one.