Nokia Networks is setting the tone for this year's Mobile World Congress with a series of announcements that highlights the race to provide network infrastructure, Service Provider Information Technology (SPIT) systems and professional services that are geared towards mobile network operators' cloud-driven strategies and the shift towards NFV and SDN.
The vendor has already unveiled a joint offering with transport vendor Coriant (which, of course, largely comprises the Nokia optical business sold to Marlin Equity Partners in late 2012) that proposes the extension of SON (self-organizing network) capabilities into mobile backhaul networks using SDN and advanced analytics tools. (See Nokia, Coriant Extend SON to Backhaul and Sycamore + NSN Optical = Coriant.)
Now Nokia Networks has unveiled a range of portfolio enhancements tailored to more virtualized mobile network operations. Those are:
— Ray Le Maistre, , Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading