Nokia’s Nuage Networks SD-WAN selected to transform Telefónica business service

Nokia NOKIA 5.26 +0.04 +0.67% today announced that Telefonica uses their Nuage Networks SD-WAN solution to deliver world-class networks and services to enterprise customers. Telefonica TEF 10.79 +0.03 +0.33% has built on top of the Nuage platform to deliver a customer service portal which provides on demand changes and network customization. Nuage also gains a visible reference customer.Telefonica gain an SD-WAN platform that is inherently multi-tenant, scalable and supportable using both dedicated hardware and white-box appliances, which form the underpinning of the Nuage Virtualised Networking Services (VNS) technology.  Multinational customers get flexible networking solutions combined with Telefonica’s high-capacity network and QoS.

Telefonica expects to launch the SD-WAN service in Spain in the second half of 2017.  Expansion to Telefonica Business Services supporting international customers and other subsidiaries will follow.  Telefonica has developed a customised self-service portal delivering user driven customization and fulfilment.  Nuage allows a zero touch deployment which accelerates site turn-up, reducing the need for engineers at the customer site.

“The IT, communications and service demands of today’s enterprises are much higher than just a few years ago. Companies require new cloud technologies to support them while simplifying traditional service models. We worked closely with Telefonica to ensure the Nuage Networks’ VNS solution addresses their new SD-WAN service requirements around the globe. Enterprise customers who need more flexibility and agility to adapt to rapidly changing business needs can get it through a trusted provider like Telefonica.” – Sunil Khandekar,  CEO, Nuage Networks.

This announcement formalises work that has be occuring for a while between the two organisations. Telefonica Business Services posted a video last year on SD-WAN, showing prioritisation of one video stream over another. (This is similar to demonstrations I used to run several years ago when I worked for Ipanema, for their hybrid-WAN).