Ronald van Loon, Principal Analyst and CEO, Intelligent World

The Next Generation of Metro Networks: AI, Cloud and Sustainability

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Ronald van Loon
Still image of a slide that has the words ‘THE NEXT GNERATION OF METRO NETWORKS’ across the top with the words ‘AL, CLOUD AND SUSTAINABILITY’ on the line below.  Under that copy there is a round picture of Sally Bament, Vice President of Service Provider Marketing at Juniper Networks and to the right of Sally is a round picture of Ronald van Loon, Principal Analyst and CEO, Intelligent World.

Ronald van Loon, Top Global AI & IoT Influencer, Juniper Networks Partner & CEO at Intelligent World and Sally Bament, Vice President of Service Provider Marketing at Juniper Networks talk about the next generation of metro networks involving AI, aloud and sustainability.

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You’ll learn

  • The challenges for metro networks

  • The three main pillars in the Juniper Metro solution

Who is this for?

Network Professionals Security Professionals


Ronald van Loon
Ronald van Loon
Principal Analyst and CEO, Intelligent World

Guest speakers

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Sally Bament
VP, Service Provider Marketing, Juniper Networks


0:00 welcome to Mobile World Congress 2023

0:02 here in Barcelona and we're here at the

0:04 Juniper Booth we're going to talk about

0:06 Metro Network which are very important

0:08 for the user experience for everybody on

0:10 the internet and I'm here with Sally

0:12 bement and you're the vice president

0:14 sales providers

0:16 um Ford marketing and you know

0:19 everything about Metro networks thank

0:22 you let's talk about it so what kind of

0:24 challenges do you see in the market with

0:26 Metro networks yeah so first of all

0:28 listen the way we consume content the

0:31 way we connect to it and the way we

0:33 connect to each other has changed

0:34 dramatically particularly over the last

0:37 couple of years that tied with the

0:39 accelerated growth of 5G and Edge

0:41 compute it's changed Network traffic in

0:44 fundamentally two ways just the sheer

0:46 volume of it but also the traffic flows

0:49 instead of flowing north to south most

0:52 of that traffic stays within the Metro

0:54 within the access aggregation Network

0:56 and that's created some challenges for

0:58 operators more traffic more complexity

1:01 more security vulnerabilities and they

1:04 have all this to deal with while dealing

1:06 with this transition so things are going

1:09 to change for operators and you're in

1:12 marks all the time so how do you see

1:14 these type of changes how do you solve

1:15 it at Juniper yeah so listen at the end

1:18 of the day the what we call traditional

1:20 Metro or the Retro Metro of the past is

1:22 just not going to support this change

1:25 and transformation and we really see

1:28 that operators are looking for ways to

1:31 enable themselves to have a sustainable

1:33 business growth and we view it in three

1:35 basic ways they need to think about

1:37 their own profits they need to think

1:38 about people both the network operators

1:41 as well as the users that are connected

1:42 to the network and they also need to

1:44 think about the planet which is the

1:46 whole sustainability and they all have

1:48 sustainability targets so um Juniper's

1:51 Cloud Metro we believe is a category

1:54 defining solution in the market really

1:57 consists of three main solution pillars

1:59 us first of all a AI enabled Cloud

2:05 delivered automation portfolio and that

2:07 really allows service providers to roll

2:11 out Services quicker so obviously that

2:12 helps with from a user perspective and

2:15 also

2:16 detect and recover from issues in the

2:20 network before users find them so that's

2:22 number one number two we have a whole

2:25 Suite of platforms of Metro platforms

2:27 the focus of these Metro platforms are

2:30 system longevity to reduce E-Waste and

2:33 also some energy and space efficiencies

2:36 as well again very important for the

2:38 planet and the third and last area is

2:41 just the architecture itself making sure

2:44 that security is embedded in zero trust

2:47 security and that essentially the

2:49 ability to assure a fantastic service

2:52 experience by embedding active Service

2:55 agents into the actual platforms

2:57 themselves is in there and connected

2:59 security is connected all the way

3:00 through the Cloud solution I think it's

3:02 quite unique any announcements that you

3:05 have yeah interesting you say that two

3:07 announcements first of all this morning

3:09 we announced a win with tele Columbus

3:11 that's a service provider in Germany and

3:15 they're deploying our Cloud Metro

3:16 solution really for the sustainability

3:18 benefits as well as the system longevity

3:21 and some of the cost efficiencies

3:23 they're getting from that

3:23 congratulations thank you and then the

3:26 second we're very excited to have been

3:28 shortlisted for the best Cloud solution

3:30 in the gsma glomo awards and the winner

3:33 is going to be announced tomorrow so

3:35 we're very curious thank you listen to

3:36 that and you were mentioning it already

3:38 a couple of times sustainability is key

3:41 yes what are some key metrics how do you

3:44 help the the sustainable environment

3:46 yeah tell me all about it yeah so a

3:48 couple of uh metrics um probably the the

3:51 one that everyone talks about is energy

3:53 efficiencies and with this new platform

3:55 uh we can support up to 77

3:59 more power efficiency compared to other

4:02 platforms on the market today and then

4:05 the other element is system longevity

4:07 installer system and let it you know

4:10 stay in the network to reduce E-Waste

4:12 and we support four to seven years

4:15 longer system life bringing those

4:17 systems up to 12 years plus so that's

4:20 huge in terms of sustainability and I'm

4:22 Dutch so I like this energy consumption

4:25 reduction of 72 especially here in

4:27 Europe where the energy prices sky went

4:30 Sky High selling it was nice talking to

4:33 you thank you for all the great insights

4:35 and for the audience thank you for

4:37 watching and we're looking forward to

4:38 seeing you next time thank you

4:44 [Music]

4:46 [Applause]

4:48 [Music]

4:54 thank you

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