STC deploys Juniper Networks Contrail

Dr. Tarig M. Enaya, STC
Dr. Tarig M. Enaya, STC

Juniper Networks has announced that Saudi Telecom Company (STC) has deployed Juniper Networks Contrail Networking to create automated cloud services for its customers.

According to reports, STC is pioneering the use of Network Function Virtualisation (NFV) in the region, enabling it to offer customers accessible, dynamic online services and applications rapidly. This approach is also expected to increase STC’s business agility and revenue growth.

With dedicated cloud services powered by Contrail Networking, STC now has a fully scalable, flexible resource to sell to subscribers and customers on-demand as their IT requirements evolve and change. Contrail Networking enables full automation, better scalability, security and flexibility for STC’s NFV-based cloud computing services.

Juniper Networks Contrail Networking an open SDN solution that automates and orchestrates the creation of highly scalable virtual networks. It interoperates with an OpenStack cloud orchestration platform, enabling the agile creation and dynamic scaling of service instances with high availability and reliability.

Dr. Tarig M. Enaya, senior vice president for enterprise at Saudi Telecom Company, said, “At STC, we have a ‘customer-first’ approach. We aim to earn our customers’ trust and enrich society with comprehensive, innovative services and solutions. The network, underpinned by advanced NFV and automation capabilities, can deliver substantial value to our customers by providing the agility, speed and simplicity that today’s businesses require. Juniper is an ideal partner with the same customer-centric approach, providing us with state-of-the-art technology for our cloud-based offerings.”

STC is expecting increased international growth opportunities with the simplified roll-out of new virtualised services.

“Using virtualisation technologies to build a programmable NFV platform that creates agility and automation can provide the competitive edge for service providers operating in an increasingly competitive market. Juniper Networks is committed to supporting STC at the forefront of the telecom industry in the Middle East by helping to create a differentiated customer experience,” Adrian Pickering, vice president, Middle East and Africa at Juniper Networks


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