Juniper Proof-of-Concept


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Executive brief

Group

Strategy: Philippines claims Vodafone mulling licence move [p.6]

  • Partner Markets deal seems more probable for risk-averse Vodafone
  • Vodafone maintains HiWEB partnership in Iran
  • More exposed DT packs bags

Partners: Vodafone adds Juniper to its SD‑WAN team [p.10]

  • SD‑WAN relationships

People: Essam supplants Timuray as Group CEO swap ripples out [p.13]

  • Table: Vodafone Executive Committee, from October 2018
  • Essam shoots up Group pyramid
  • Read rattles the sabre
  • Table: People movements

Supply chain [p.19]

  • Completion of local leg of Middle East–Europe Terrestrial System

Europe

Germany: VfD pumps up DOCSIS 3.1 to 1Gbps [p.21]

  • Higher ambition in Lower Saxony

Italy: Vodafone says ‘arrivederci’ to €2.4bn in Italy’s 5G auction [p.24]

  • Table: Spectrum bills in pipeline:
  • Milan’s Group 5G hub status strengthened
  • AGCOM defends the cash grab
  • Table: VfIt spectrum holdings, post-5G splurge

Netherlands: VfZ forced to open cable network [p.29]

  • Duopoly in sights
  • Another setback for Liberty and Vodafone’s Dutch experiment

Spain: Orange, VfS take a fresh look at site-sharing [p.31]

  • Tower outsourcers line up
  • Table: Vodafone network‑sharing initiatives,
  • VfS cosies up to rival MásMóvil on FTTH
  • Read: Spain on firmer footing

UK: Mitie tightens belt to secure VfUK deal renewal [p.38]

  • VfUK: no mobile roaming fees if no-deal Brexit

Africa, Middle East & Asia-Pacific

Vodacom Group: Joosub welcomes 4G spectrum auction progress [p.42]

  • WOAN not gone
  • Problems mooted over 2016 Prasa tie‑up
  • VdT expands ties with TTCL on rural expansion

Further reading

Index

A

Accenture 18

Aditya Birla Group

 - Idea Cellular 33

Africa 14, 16, 17, 19, 41, 45, 50

 - Congo 47

 - Ghana 7, 47

 - Kenya 7, 17

 - Mozambique 47

 - South Africa 42, 43, 45, 50

 - Competition Commission 36

 - Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) 42, 50

 - Tanzania 7, 33, 46, 47, 50

 - Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) 50

Americas

 - USA 8, 9, 13, 16, 17

  -- government 9

  -- Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) 8, 48

Arqiva 33

Asia-Pacific 7

 - Australia 7, 33

 - China 6, 11, 37, 43, 48

 - India 7, 16, 33, 43, 50

 - Myanmar 7

 - New Zealand 18

 - Philippines 6, 7, 48

Axiata Group Bhd (TM International)

 - India (Idea Cellular, see also Aditya Birla) 33, 43, 50

B

Bharti Group 33

 - Airtel 33, 46

 - Bharti Infratel 33

 - Indus Towers 33

BT Group 16, 43

C

China Mobile 11, 43, 48

China Telecom 6, 43

Cisco Systems 11, 19

Coriant 19

D

Debenhams 18

Dell Technologies

 - VMware 19, 37

Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu 17

 - Deloitte Consulting 17

Deutsche Telekom 9, 17

 - Europe

  --  Czech Republic 17

  --  Netherlands 30

  --  UK (EE) 39

  --  USA 9

Diageo plc 16

du (Emirates Integrated Telecommunications) 19

E

Eaton Towers 33

EE (see DT, FT) 39

EMC

 - VMware 19, 37

Enel SpA 26

Europe 7, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 22, 24, 25, 36, 37, 48, 49

 - Albania 25

 - Czech Republic 15, 22, 25

 - France 9, 17, 25

 - Germany 9, 16, 17, 21, 22, 25, 33, 36, 40, 49

  --  Bundesnetzagentur für Elektrizität, Gas, Telekommunikation, Post und Eisenbahnen (BNetzA, RegTP, FNA, or German Federal Network Agency) 25

  --  Länder

  --  Bavaria (Munich) 21

  --  Lower Saxony (Hanover) 22, 49

  --  North Rhine-Westphalia (Düsseldorf) 22

  --  Saxony (Dresden) 22

 - Greece 33

 - Hungary 15, 22, 25, 49

 - Ireland 33

 - Italy 15, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 33, 40, 49

  --  Garanzie nelle Comunicazioni (AGCOM) 26, 27, 49

 - Netherlands 14, 17, 25, 28, 29, 30, 33, 49

  --  Government 29

 - Portugal 25, 33

 - Romania 15, 22, 25, 32, 33

 - Spain 25, 31, 32, 33, 35, 36, 37, 40, 49

 - Turkey 13, 14, 16, 17, 33, 37, 49

 - United Kingdom (UK) 18, 19, 33, 38, 39, 40, 47, 48, 49

  --  Office of Communications (Ofcom) 39, 40

European Union 9, 26, 36, 39

European Commission 26, 28, 29, 39

G

General Electric 18

Genesis Energy 18

Ghana Telecom 7

Globe Telecom 7

Goldman Sachs 30, 36, 49

GSM Association (GSMA) 33

Mobile World Congress 11

H

Havas Group 17

 - Havas Media 17

Helios Investment Partners

 - Helios Towers Africa, Ltd. 33

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise 16

HiWEB 8

Hogg Robinson Group

 - HRG Worldwide 22

Home Box Office 36

Huawei Technologies 11, 21, 26, 37, 48

Hutchison Whampoa

 - Vodafone Hutchison Australia Pty Ltd (VHA, (see Vodafone) 18, 33

I

Iliad 25

Indus Towers 33

J

Juniper Networks 10, 37, 48

K

KPN 17, 29, 30, 33, 49

KT Corp. (KTC/KTF) 6

L

Largo Ltd

 - WIND Hellas 33

LG Electronics 6

Liberty Global 15, 22, 30, 49

 - UPC Germany GmbH

 - Unitymedia GmbH 17, 22

LinkedIn Corp. 9

Lycamobile Ltd 18

M

Market segments

 - Mobile data 39

 - Mobile virtual network (MVNA/MVNE/MVNO) 18, 28

 - Network-sharing 32, 33, 38

 - Outsourcing 25, 31, 32, 33, 47

 - Over-the-top (OTT) 17

 - Value-added services (VAS) 8, 28, 45

Marks & Spencer 17

MegaFon (see AF Telecom/Alfa /TeliaSonera) 18

Microsoft 16

Middle East 17, 19

 - Bahrain 19

 - Dubai 17

 - Iran 8, 9

 - Israel 9

 - Kuwait 19

 - Qatar 7, 19

 - Saudi Arabia 19

 - Syria 8

 - United Arab Emirates 19

Millicom International Cellular

 - MIC Tanzania Limited (tiGO/ Mobitel/Buzz) 33, 46

 - Tigo Ghana 33, 46, 47

Mitie Group 38, 49

MTN 45

 - South Africa 45

N

Neotel (Pty) Ltd (SNO Telecommunications, see also Reliance) 45

Netflix Inc. 17, 36

Nokia 11, 17, 26

O

Oger Telecom

 - Avea 33

Open Network Automation Platform 11

Oracle 17

Orange

 - Orange 31, 32, 33, 35, 36, 37, 43, 47, 49

 - Romania 33

 - Spain 31, 33, 35, 37

 - UK (see EE) 39

Orchestration Inc. 10

P

Perfecto Mobile 9

Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. (PLDT)

 - Smart Communications 7

S

Safaricom 17

Singapore Telecom

 - Optus (Australia) 33

Sprint Nextel 9

Swisscom

 - Fastweb 26

T

Tata Group

 - Tata Communications

 - Neotel (see separate listing) 45

Technology

 - 2G 33

  --  GSM 33

 - 3G 22, 25, 27, 32, 33, 42

   --  Evolved HSPA (HSPA+/I-HSPA)

  --  MIMO 22

 - 4G 22, 28, 32, 42, 43, 47, 50

  --  Long Term Evolution (LTE) 28, 47

 - 5G 22, 24, 25, 26, 27, 30, 37, 42, 43, 49, 50

 - Cloud computing 11, 16, 17, 19

 - Data centre 38

 - DSL 36, 49

 - Fibre 21, 26, 32, 33, 35, 36, 37, 45, 46

 - FM 38

 - FTTH 35, 36, 37

 - GPS 40

 - IoT 17, 22, 27, 30, 38, 40

 - Linux 11

 - Narrow Band Internet of Things (NB-IoT) 30

 - SIM 40

 - Spectrum 22, 24, 25, 26, 27, 39, 42, 43, 47, 49, 50

  --  700 MHz 22, 24, 25, 27, 42

  --  800 MHz 25, 27, 42, 47

  --  900 MHz 27, 39, 47

  --  1800 MHz 27, 39, 47

  --  2100 MHz 25, 27, 47

  --  2600 MHz 25, 27, 42, 47

  --  3500 MHz 22, 25, 42

 - VPN 48

 - WAN 10, 11, 48

Telecom Italia 24, 26

 - Telecom Italia Mobile 24

Telefónica Group 32, 33, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39

 - Europe

  --  España 35, 37

  --  Ireland 33

  --  UK 33, 38, 39

 - Movistar 37

Telenor ASA 6

TeliaSonera

 - Yoigo (Xfera) 36

U

UEFA 36

 - Champions League 36

Unilever 17

UPC 22

V

Vasona Networks 9

Viacom Inc. 17

Viettel Group 6

Vodacom Group 17, 33, 42, 43, 45, 46, 47, 50

 - Congo 47

 - Group 17, 42, 43, 45, 47, 50

 - Mozambique 47

 - South Africa 42, 43, 45, 50

 - Tanzania 7, 17, 33, 46, 47, 50

Vodafone

 - Africa, Middle East, and Asia Pacific Region (AMAP) 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 41, 50

  --  Africa 14, 16, 17, 19, 41, 45, 50

  --  Asia 7

  --  Australia 7, 33

  --  Egypt 14, 17

  --  Ghana 7, 33, 47

  --  India 7, 16, 33, 43, 50

   ---   Indus Towers 33

  --  Kenya (see Safaricom) 7, 17

  --  Middle East 17, 19

  --  Mozambique 47

  --  New Zealand 7, 18

  -- Pacific 7

  --  Qatar (see Vodafone and Qatar Foundation and Vodafone Qatar) 7, 18, 19

  --  South Africa (see Vodacom) 17, 33, 42, 43, 45, 46, 47, 50

  --  Turkey 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 33, 37, 49

 - Europe Region 13, 14, 17, 20, 49

  --  Albania 17, 25

   ---   Cable & Wireless Worldwide 19

  -- Czech Republic 15, 17, 22, 25

  -- Germany 9, 14, 16, 17, 18, 21, 22, 25, 33, 36, 37, 40, 49

   ---   KDG Holding GmbH (Kabel Deutschland) 17

  -- Greece 33

   ---   Victus Networks 33

  -- Hungary 15, 22, 25, 49

  -- Ireland 33

   ---   Netshare Ireland 33

  --  Italy 14, 15, 17, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 33, 40, 49

  -- Netherlands 25, 28, 29, 30, 33, 49

   ---   VodafoneZiggo 14, 28, 29, 30, 33, 49

  -- Portugal 17, 25, 33

  -- Romania 15, 22, 25, 32, 33

  -- Spain 14, 21, 25, 31, 32, 33, 35, 36, 37, 40, 49

  -- UK 14, 17, 18, 19, 33, 37, 38, 39, 40, 47, 48, 49

   ---   Cornerstone Telecommunications Infrastructure Ltd 33, 38

 - Executives

  -- Ametsreiter, Hannes 14

  -- Badrinath, Vivek 14

  -- Bisio, Aldo 14

  -- Coimbra, António 14, 35

  -- Colao, Vittorio 14, 15

  -- Delahunty, Kate 17

  -- Della Valle, Margherita 14

  -- Dimitrova, Anna 17

  -- Essam, Ahmed 13, 14, 16

  -- Hazbay, Heni 16

  -- Humphries, Brian 14

  -- Jeffery, Nick 14

  -- Joosub, Shameel 42, 45

  -- Kuisch, Eric 17

  -- Martin, Rosemary 14

  -- Puci, Viola 17

  -- Read, Nick 7, 13, 14, 16, 24, 32, 36, 49

  -- Reiter, Joakim 14

  -- Schellekens, Ronald 13, 14, 16

  -- Shields, Justin 11

  -- Siemen, Andreas 17

  -- Timuray, Serpil 13, 14, 16

  -- Wibergh, Johan 14

 - Ex-executives

  -- Kawalec, Andrzej 16

  -- Osborne, Rachel 18

  -- Vanoosthuyze, Frederic 18

  -- Ward, Matt 18

  -- Witts, Karen 18

 - Group 11, 16, 18, 19, 49

  -- Partner Markets 7, 8, 19

   ---   Bahrain (Zain) 19

   ---   Kenya (Safaricom) 17

   ---   United Arab Emirates (du) 19

    ---   Vodafone Carrier Services 19

   ---   Vodafone Global Enterprise (VGE) 16

   ---   Vodafone Procurement Company (VPC) 17

   ---   Vodafone Roaming Services 16

   ---   Vodafone Ventures 9

  -- Perfecto Mobile (see separate) 9

  -- Vasona Networks (see separate) 9

 - Products

  -- Campus 22

  -- Compass (Australia) 18

  -- Liberty (Malta) 15, 22, 30, 49

  -- Red 6

  -- V by Vodafone 40

  -- Vodafone TV 37

  -- Vodafone Foundation 27

Vodafone Qatar Q.S.C. 18

W

Wipro 16

World Bank 43

World Wide Technology, Inc. 17

Z

Zain (MTC) 19

  • Deal firms up ties flagged in 2017.

Juniper Networks signalled firming-up of a partnership with Vodafone’s Group Enterprise division on delivery of software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) services to large corporate customers. The deal will see Vodafone market services based on Juniper’s Contrail SD-WAN solution within its Ready Network portfolio of software-based enterprise communications offerings.

Announcing the deal, Juniper sought to trumpet SD-WAN’s ability to provide businesses with “agile, open, and fast infrastructure” – for example, by enabling bandwidth to be “dialled up and down to suit traffic flows across the WAN, in response to changing business requirements”, and allowing centralised security policies to be “adjusted and enforced across the network”.

It indicated that a “key element” of Vodafone’s interest in the platform was its Contrail Service Orchestration software, used to oversee SD-WAN infrastructure services, and give clients a self-care portal providing “real-time, end-to-end visibility and analysis of network performance, as well as centralised selection, provisioning, and management of their required WAN services”.

Justin Shields, the recently-appointed Director of Enterprise Products & Solutions at Vodafone (Vodafonewatch, #164), stressed that the operator sees SD-WAN as an “important capability for many of our enterprise customers”. The Group believes that Juniper offers a “feature-rich, cloud-enabled secure networking uCPE [universal customer premises equipment] portfolio that will help us to provide those customers with strong, flexible and agile solutions as they move through complex digital transformations”, he added.

It is unclear how the financial aspects of the deal are structured, but the tie-up chimes with an evident broader move by Vodafone to form strategic partnerships with key suppliers, such as Juniper. The two providers had trailered the partnership at Mobile World Congress in February  2017-March  2017, with Juniper flagging it had been appointed a Vodafone Global Approved Vendor in relation to the Contrail platform, and that the operator planned to deliver “innovative, user-driven, flexible business services” over the system (Vodafonewatch, #155).

SD-WAN relationships

The move sees Juniper join Cisco Systems in the Ready Network SD-WAN line-up. Vodafone had previously indicated it was offering the Viptela SD-WAN platform to enterprise customers, based on Cisco’s acquisition of the vendor in 2017.

Nokia’s Nuage Networks venture flagged it was piloting SD-WAN technology with Vodafone in March  2017, as part of a wider software-defined networking deal, but has yet to confirm follow-on activity (Vodafonewatch, #155). Other vendors that appear close to Vodafone on SD-WAN include Huawei Technologies, which in September 2018 highlighted work with the Group and China Mobile on cross-operator harmonisation of virtual private network orchestration, using instances based on the Linux Foundation’s Open Network Automation Platform.

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