Telia has tapped Nokia (News - Alert) to provide it with its Cloud Packet Core technology. This solution should help the service provider more profitably deliver enhanced mobile broadband. And it will help Telia to scale and get ready for 5G.
“There is tremendous potential with the continued growth of mobile broadband, and with new services and 5G in the near future,” says Sri Reddy, senior vice president of Nokia’s IP and optical business. “To take advantage of these opportunities, Telia must deploy a new generation cloud-native packet core that is able to connect to a greater variety of devices and deliver a broader range of services over multiple access technologies. Nokia uniquely combines field-proven cloud-native software, cloud technologies, and mobile and IP routing expertise to help Telia speed up service delivery, deliver greater scale and capacity, and operate its network more efficiently.”
Nokia’s Cloud Packet Core solution includes the Cloud Mobile Gateway (News - Alert) and the Cloud Mobility Manager.
The Cloud Mobile Gateway, as the name suggests, acts as the gateway in the packet core. It can function as a serving gateway, and packet data network gateway with GPRS support node capability, a home agent for 3GPP2 cellular access, an evolved packet data gateway for non-3GPP (Wi-Fi) untrusted access, a trusted wireless access gateway for non-3GPP Wi-Fi trusted access, a subscriber services gateway to deliver traffic detection for application awareness and flexible service chaining, and hybrid access gateway for converged service delivery across wireline and wireless access networks.
The Cloud Mobility Manager performs MME/SGSN functions within packet core networks. It features cellular IoT-serving gateway node functionality to support internet of things and machine-type communications. It allows for the quick addition of new capability and subscribers. And its ability to improve resource efficiency equates to lower total cost of ownership for the network operator.
The CMM is available in virtualized, pre-integrated, and modular server-based solution formats.
Edited by Mandi Nowitz