Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Nokia has signed over 120 private wireless network customers

Nokia has deployed private wireless networks for more than 120 customers across multiple industries and geographies, including:

  • 24 customers in transportation including Port of Kokkola, Port of Oulu and Vienna Airport
  • 35 customers in Energy including Minera Las Bambas S.A
  • 32 customers in public sector and smart cities including Sendai City and Nordic Telecom/Czech Republic
  • 11 customers in manufacturing and logistics including China Unicom/BMW and  Ukkoverkot/Konecranes
  • 18+ customers across other industries

Nokia’s private 4.9G/LTE and 5G wireless networking portfolio is backed by an ecosystem of service providers and partners across cloud, systems integration, strategic consulting and industry specialists, including :

  • Communications service providers such as Telefonica Peru, Ukkoverkot and Globalstar and A1
  • Cloud providers such as Microsoft
  • Industrial partners such as Hitachi Kokusai Electric, Kalmar, part of Cargotec and Komatsu
  • Strategic consulting, advisory service providers, and system integrators such as Ernst & Young (EY), DXC Technology, Infosys, Accenture and ATOS

Yousef Khalidi, Corporate Vice President, Azure Networking, Microsoft, said: “Microsoft Azure recently introduced plans to develop an ecosystem for our Multi-access Edge Compute platform featuring the Nokia Digital Automation Cloud. Our intelligent cloud and intelligent edge portfolio of services and tools such as Azure Kubernetes Service, Azure Dev Ops, and Azure IoT Edge combined with Nokia’s private wireless leadership gives enterprises a wide variety of robust industrial automation solutions to offer reliable, secure connectivity with superior mobility.”

Verizon Business Group launches Software Defined Perimeter (SDP) service

Verizon Business Group has embedded its Software Defined Perimeter (SDP) service over its Private IP networks, creating a Zero Trust Architecture. The service is now available to the company’s global Private IP and Ethernet customers who currently run over 330,000 connections covering 800,000 network route miles in more than 150 countries. The technology isolates an enterprise’s servers from vulnerabilities and configuration errors and integrates multifactor authentication, using a One-Time Password (OTP) and Transport Layer Security (TLS) for multi-factor authentication.

“For the past decade, enterprises have connected their employees and third parties directly to their internal networks via virtual private networks (VPN). Once they are through the firewall, they then have access to a multitude of critical data. With Zero Trust Architecture embedded in the network, all users are isolated from the corporate network but are still able to directly access their authorized applications. It’s all about protecting corporate data, but also enabling people to do their job,” said Vickie Lonker, Verizon’s vice president of product management and development.

MOBITV signs with Telia Carrier

MOBITV, which offers app-based TV video delivery solutions, will utilize Telia Carrier’s global IP backbone to provide scalable capacity and connectivity for its pay TV operator customers across the U.S.

Direct access to Telia Carrier’s scalable and redundant backbone seamlessly delivers the low-latency, high-capacity connectivity demanded by streaming video. This allows MOBITV operator customers to benefit from flexibility in both cost and service level, whilst maintaining a high quality of experience for their end-users.

“Connectivity is key to us when launching a relationship with a new customer. It can take months for that operator to explore potential partners, secure quotes, select and then wait for connectivity to be established, all of which slows their time to success as a MOBITV partner,” said Casey Fann, VP of Operations, MOBITV. “Now, with Telia Carrier and the diverse, secure, scalable access it’s offering our customers, the entire process is accelerated. We can refer customers to a partner we trust, confident that we’re extending our value and service levels along with fast access to the direct connectivity they need to take advantage of our services.”

“We share MOBITV’s focus on value and customer service. By offering a predictable, three-tier option for connectivity from more than 100 PoPs in the U.S., we are supporting MobiTV’s efforts to stand up new clients in a timely, efficient manner,” said Rob Pulkownik, Director, Market Development, Telia Carrier. “Our partnership simplifies the connectivity aspect of MOBITV’s offering, decreasing time to market from a couple of months to a couple of weeks. This also helps MOBITV’s ISP and operator customers to accelerate service delivery to their customers.”

Finnish University and Research Network deploys ADVA's FSP 3000 OLS

CSC – IT Center for Science, which operates the Finnish University and Research Network (FUNET), has deployed ADVA's FSP 3000 open line system (OLS) to support speeds up to 200G.
The fully redundant network leverages ADVA’s QuadFlex transponders and ultra-flexible ROADM technology. Continual, real-time assurance is provided by ADVA’s ALM fiber monitoring solution. The network is also ready to expand to 400G, ensuring that it will satisfy the needs of Finland’s research and education (R&E) community both now and in years to come.

“ADVA’s open, future-proof technology empowers us to support the ambitions of Finland’s researchers, educators and students. They need constant access to high-bandwidth applications and enhanced data sharing. With this network, we can deliver fast, always-on services in a flexible and highly efficient way,” said Matti Laipio, development manager, FUNET network, CSC – IT Center for Science. “Our new solution connects more than 80 organizations with each other, with other Nordic R&E transport networks, and with the world. It also offers researchers rapid access to the high-performance supercomputer in Kajaani. What makes this deployment so valuable, though, is that it provides superb capacity while also enabling an easy route to further expansion. With the inherent scalability of the modular FSP 3000 OLS, we know we’ll be able to continue to meet the demands of learners and scientists.”