Friday, April 14, 2023

Nokia supplies XGS-PON for Valoo in Finland

Nokia will supply a 10G XGS-PON  network for operator Valoo in Finland. The deal includes fiber access nodes for the central office and Nokia’s Altiplano broadband access controller, which includes software defined access networking (SDAN) capabilities. The new network will connect 200,000 homes in and around 30 cities by the end of 2026.  

Tommi Linna, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Valoo, said: “With Nokia’s advanced Lightspan multi-gig fiber broadband solution we can provide our customers the best possible technology there is in the fiber world. The solution enables us to deliver network connection to multiple customers using the same fiber and accelerate internet connections up to 20 gigabit and beyond. With Nokia’s new Altiplano controller we can bring advanced open access network solution to Finnish market.

“And last but not least: Nokia’s multi-gig fiber has a 95 percent smaller carbon footprint thanks to its energy efficiency gains compared to traditional point-to-point solutions. I couldn’t be more proud that we are the first fiber company in Finland executing Nokia’s multi-gig fiber to customers – starting this spring.”

Nokia expands its MX Industrial Edge ecosystem

Nokia  launched four third-party applications for its MX Industrial Edge (MXIE) on-premise edge platform. The new applications leverage the GPU capability recently announced on the box.

Additions to the Nokia Industrial Application Catalog include:

  • Atos Computer Vision - Quality Inspector: Part of the Eviden business within Atos Group, this solution uses artificial intelligence (AI) to provide applications which improve quality and productivity in manufacturing environments. It leverages modern deep learning to detect defects, foreign objects, anomalies, or incorrect setups with AI-based video analytics in real time. Enhanced by the new MXIE GPU capability, enterprises can quickly deliver models that achieve high accuracy even in challenging conditions.
  • Crosser: The low code streaming analytics and integration platform for industrial IoT and industry 4.0. Users can access a rich library of pre-built modules and connectors to build Intelligent data flows and pipelines for preprocessing, analyzing and acting on industrial data. Live loops of streaming data can be created for ingesting transformed, ready-to-use data to any machine, service, cloud, IoT platform or digital twin.
  • Litmus Edge: unifying data collection, normalization, contextualization, and analytics at the edge and cloud. Nearly 300 pre-built device drivers and integrations for OT assets and enterprise systems, along with digital twin and machine learning models, make it easier to address asset monitoring, anomaly detection, energy consumption, forecasting, predictive maintenance and more.
  • Palo Alto Networks Next-Gen Firewall: Advanced security powered by Palo Alto Networks. Palo Alto Networks software Next Generation Firewalls (VM-Series and CN-Series) deployed on MXIE uses AI and ML to prevent sophisticated cyber threats in the OT environment, without adding physical hardware to the network.