Nokia Corp. (NYSE: NOK) has made significant steps to advance its cloud solutions across numerous tech giants.
Nokia has announced that it will expand its Self-Organizing Networks technology across 5G networks on Orange, one of the world’s leading telecommunication carriers. Nokia also reported a partnership with Google Cloud to have Nokia’s Radio Access Network and cloud technologies work with Google’s computing platform and applications ecosystem. This will help solve key 5G scenarios for businesses worldwide.
Nokia announced an agreement with Microsoft to develop new market-ready 4G and 5G private wireless use designed from enterprises. This will combine Nokia’s cloud technologies with Microsoft’s Azure cloud based services to help drive user functionality via new business cases. Yousef Khalidi, Corporate Vice President, Azure for Operators at Microsoft Corp. added: “Microsoft believes in the importance of an open and interoperable ecosystem of solutions on the Azure carrier grade platform. Our collaboration with Nokia across multiple potential use cases, based on specific customer demand, will provide operators with choices on how the best adopt cloud technology in concert with their 5G updates to drive new revenue streams, reduce cost and future proof their network investment.”
Nokia also signed an agreement with Amazon Web Services to research and enable Cloud RAN and Open RAN technologies in order to support development of new customer focused 5G solutions. Dave Brown, Vice President, Amazon EC2, AWS, said: “This collaboration with Nokia will extend the reach of our industry-leading cloud technology to support our Telco and enterprise customers. We look forward to working closely on this collaboration and offer multiple deployment choices for customers to build 5G Cloud RAN and Open RAN solutions. Our customers will benefit from different options to run 5G RAN using AWS Outposts with either Intel or ARM-based CPU choices, or third-party bare metal servers while using Amazon EKS and EKS Anywhere. This will solve for the challenge of CI/CD, automation, and network orchestration by using a common framework of tools across Core and RAN.”