Nokia Solutions and Networks is set to make a series of #1GBperday$ portfolio announcements during October. Along with enhancements in LTE-Advanced, TD-LTE and Heterogeneous Networks (HetNets), the company will showcase solutions for simplifying operations and extracting the full value from Customer Experience Management. With its upcoming launches and continuing focus on innovation, NSN will also demonstrate innovation and expertise in telco cloud and security, key enablers for mobile broadband growth.
The mobile broadband industry is facing massive and often unpredictable increases in data demand, much higher expectations for personalized content, and growing pressure on margins and profitability. The rise of mobile video, which accounted for more than half of mobile traffic at the end of 2012*, presents a challenge and an opportunity for LTE-Advanced networks. HetNets are especially well suited to meet growing coverage and capacity demands, and greater network complexity requires cloud-ready solutions to simplify operations. Protecting IP-based networks is increasingly important to ensure security and trust, and the capability to fully utilize Customer Experience Management solutions is crucial to understand and respond to subscriber demands. itvoice
The portfolio enhancements we are launching this month as part of our #1GBperday$ series will help operators meet these challenges, whether it’s improving LTE uplink performance or optimizing the HetNet evolution. They also demonstrate our commitment to a strong mobile broadband ecosystem and our innovations in telco cloud and security, which are opening up new opportunities for operators to streamline, differentiate and make money,” said Phil Twist, head of Portfolio Marketing at NSN.
To define a clear path from the virtualization of single network elements to full cloud orchestration, NSN is introducing innovations such as cloud-ready application management that can be deployed on open, standards-based hardware using telco-specific cloud platforms. This innovation, which builds on the company’s agnostic cloud-stack approach, gives operators the option of choosing the most competitive hardware and cloud platform for their specific needs. Other telco cloud innovations from NSN will bring network operations into the cloud era.
In several live cloud trials and demonstrations with global operators, we have taken major steps forward in virtualizing network functions such as IMS and TAS, which are required for VoLTE, as well as HSS front-end and Evolved Packet Core. Our Liquid Net is cloud technology in action, and we have also implemented cloud enhancements for radio networks and Liquid Applications.
Taken together, we have the industry’s strongest portfolio for implementing telco cloud innovations across the network,” added Phil Twist.
Reinventing telco for the cloud is also one of the six pillars of NSN’s Technology Vision 2020, which was launched in June.
The second focus area of the #1GBperday$ announcements is security, which is increasingly important as operators look for new ways to protect their IP-based networks and meet regulatory requirements. Secure networks also open up new business opportunities for operators targeting business customers. NSN is the market leader in LTE security and the only vendor to provide 3GPP-compliant security across mobile broadband networks.