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WorldLink and Juniper Networks powering network transformation in Nepal

WorldLink and Juniper Networks powering network transformation in Nepal

Nepali ISP WorldLink has leveraged Juniper’s high-performance networking solutions to tackle the networking constraints and complexities of an exponentially growing consumer market.

As a country in the throes of rapid development, Nepal has witnessed explosive levels of growth in connectivity. In 2011, internet penetration stood at around 10% - with the spread of mobile internet, this figure is now 50%. However, fixed broadband penetration is still just 12%.

Emerging as a major broadband player in enabling this transformation, WorldLink has witnessed its customer base double each year since 2014. This level of growth has been witnessed not just in urban environments such as the capital Kathmandu, but across more than 70 smaller cities and towns nationwide via fixed broadband.

Faced with this expanding customer base, ever-increasing internet traffic and the resulting spike in demand for services, WorldLink selected Juniper Networks as a partner that could future-proof its backbone network.

The company’s key priority is transitioning toward a high performance 100GbE infrastructure alongside future-proofing flexibility and scalability to support continued growth. WorldLink identified the single-platform MX series as a major differentiating factor, allowing for the capabilities required to support sustained growth while also providing cost-efficient, streamlined network management for the foreseeable future.

Joining the list of the world’s leading internet service providers rolling out 100GbE deployments, WorldLink has greatly simplified the complexities of networking for the rapidly developing country, enabling thousands in Nepal to join the evolution of the internet age.

“Our partnership with Juniper Networks plays a key role in the steady increase of fixed broadband penetration across a developing country like Nepal”, said Samit Jana, CTO, WorldLink. “Juniper’s high-performing technologies, along with its detailed after-sales service management, have enabled WorldLink to continuously deliver a stable and secure network, while ensuring that the growth of internet connectivity is made accessible at an affordable rate.”

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