Tuesday, 04 February 2020 00:33

Nokia launches software for managing 5G networks

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Nokia has announced the launch of its Network Operations Master to provide communication service providers (CSPs) with “highly-automated and scalable software for managing their 5G networks”.

According to Nokia, as 5G adds new layers of technical complexity, CSPs will require an intelligent management system to deal with the fast-increasing number of physical and virtual network events that will place heavy workloads on network operation centres.

Network Operations Master is a new addition to Nokia’s network management portfolio, which the company says delivers “best-in-class tools for troubleshooting, administration, software management and configuration management”.

“Until now, existing network management systems used for 2G/3G/4G networks have been largely manually driven. They have also been incapable of scaling up to the needs of network evolution to cloud at scale and 5G; and managing the volume of network “slices”, parts of network capacity tailored to different subscriber and application needs,” says Nokia.

“With a software-driven approach, machine learning techniques and customizable operations, Network Operations Master allows these processes to be automated and simplified, while ensuring that existing operations functionalities are kept.

“By automating actions in milliseconds in response to a wide variety of network events, Network Operations Master significantly reduces workloads of repetitive actions and allows CSP operation centers to concentrate on the most critical network events.”

Network Operations Master is built on Nokia’s cloud-native Common Software Foundation (CSF) designed to deliver applications that are hardware-and vendor-agnostic, and easy to deploy, integrate, use and upgrade.

Dana Cooperson, Research Director at Analysys Mason, said: “5G networks will require significantly more operations automation than past networks in order to achieve promised levels of efficiency and new service support”.

“Nokia’s Network Operations Master is a cloud-native network management system that is underpinned by machine learning and automated actions and provides the types of tools mobile network operations teams need now for 5G.”

“With 5G forcing traditional functions, like revenue management and customer care, to the cloud and helping drive software deeper into the network, communication service providers need a modern approach to performing network operations that is automated, more efficient and scalable,” said Ron Haberman, chief technology officer, Nokia Software.

“The Nokia Network Operations Master delivers these capabilities and allows our customers to perform lifecycle operations with ease, efficiency, and confidence.”

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Peter Dinham

Peter Dinham - retired and is a "volunteer" writer for iTWire. He is a veteran journalist and corporate communications consultant. He has worked as a journalist in all forms of media – newspapers/magazines, radio, television, press agency and now, online – including with the Canberra Times, The Examiner (Tasmania), the ABC and AAP-Reuters. As a freelance journalist he also had articles published in Australian and overseas magazines. He worked in the corporate communications/public relations sector, in-house with an airline, and as a senior executive in Australia of the world’s largest communications consultancy, Burson-Marsteller. He also ran his own communications consultancy and was a co-founder in Australia of the global photographic agency, the Image Bank (now Getty Images).

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