LG Uplus rolls out NFV-based routing solution for evolution to 5G network

South Korea —

South Korean leading mobile and internet data services provider LG Uplus has rolled out Korea’s first-ever carrier-grade virtual routing deployment as part of a broad infrastructure solution, supporting its evolution towards a cutting-edge 5G network.

Two specific technology requirements were defined by LG Uplus for this project– virtual routing and OpenStack-based NFV orchestration. LG Uplus has selected Juniper’s virtual route reflector capability within the vMX and EX4300/EX2200 Ethernet Switches as the best solution for the 5G project.

Jae-ho Choi, General Manager, Transport Platform Development Team, LG Uplus said, “I believe this will enable us to not only drastically improve our routing performance, but provide greater stability and a more diverse range of services for our customers. As a leader of the 5G era, LG U+ plans to expand the adoption of NFV equipment in close, continued cooperation alongside Juniper Networks.”