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Tata Play Fiber Rides into the 400G Fastlane with Juniper Networks to Meet India’s Growing Demand for Blazing Fast Internet Speeds
September 22, 2022 News


Juniper Networks, a leader in secure, Artificial Intelligence (AI)-driven networks, has announced they have been selected by Tata Play Fiber, an internet service provider in India, for upgrades to its regional network to continue enabling enhanced digital experiences for millions of people across the country. With a 400G-capable network powered by Juniper’s Cloud Metro solutions, Tata Play Fiber has built a sustainable, scalable network to meet the exponential growth in demand for premium, high-speed internet connectivity in India.

The pandemic has reshaped media consumption habits in the world’s second-largest internet market, with a rapidly growing number of consumers embracing the convenience provided by applications on internet-connected devices. While internet speeds in India continue to increase, networks are under constant strain due to remote work and bandwidth-intensive applications such as video conferencing, streaming video and gaming.

“Tata Play Fiber is thrilled to have Juniper Networks join us on our pursuit to become the best internet experience player in India,” said Sachin Deshpande, Senior Vice President of Technology and Field Service Delivery at Tata Play Fiber. “With Juniper’s Cloud Metro solutions, we have built a 400G-capable network that is ready for current and future demands for internet connectivity that will enable a superior digital experience for our customers. Alongside Juniper, we are confident that we will continue to provide the best possible experiences for our customers.”

In line with its commitment to providing seamless digital experiences for Indian consumers, Tata Play Fiber set out to improve the scale and agility of its regional networks. Tata Play Fiber drew on Juniper’s track record of creating scalable and resilient networks to help it achieve its goal of providing an immediate 10-fold increase in capacity while aiming for 400G soon.

Juniper’s ACX7100 Cloud Metro Routers were selected to underpin Tata Play Fiber’s 400G deployment, while the ACX710 supports the access layer. Tata Play Fiber’s regional networks can now distribute content closer to subscribers using Juniper’s Cloud Metro solutions, potentially increasing capacity and performance while streamlining service delivery to enable profitable growth at scale.

Furthermore, Juniper’s Broadband Network Gateway (BNG) subscriber management solution simplifies the delivery of bundled services such as internet connectivity, entertainment content and home security. By leveraging the open programmability of a Juniper network, the team at Tata Play Fiber can automate service delivery and provide quick home installation and troubleshooting. This will streamline the customer experience and enable quicker access to premium, super-fast internet to millions of people in Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore, New Delhi and other major cities across India.

Sajan Paul, Managing Director & Country Manager, India & SAARC at Juniper Networks, added: “It is an honour to play a role in Tata Play Fiber’s mission to bring blazing internet speeds with unparalleled resiliency to more homes in India. Our experience-first approach and Cloud Metro innovations have laid the foundation for Tata Play Fiber to deliver unparalleled network experiences for its customers. We look forward to supporting Tata Play Fiber with their growth plans and are confident that they will be able to provide game-changing internet experiences for many years to come.”

With India making progress in its post-pandemic recovery plans amidst the broader global shift toward hybrid work models, Tata Play Fiber plans to achieve higher customer satisfaction with an automated, sustainable and scalable network as new service opportunities emerge.