#MWC20 Nokia launches network operations software with automation for 5G

Nokia has launched the Nokia Network Operations Master to provide automated software for managing 5G networks.
Nokia NOMCommunication service providers (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 centers.

Network Operations Master is a new addition to Nokia’s network management portfolio, which delivers tools for troubleshooting, administration, software management and configuration management. Existing network management systems used for 2G / 3G / 4G networks have been manually driven. They have also been incapable of scaling up to the needs of network evolution to cloud at scale and 5G.

Network Operations Master featuring machine learning techniques and customizable operations allows engineers to benefit from automated and simplified processes, while ensuring that existing operations functionalities are kept.

By automating actions in milliseconds in response to a 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.

“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,” Ron Haberman, chief technology officer of Nokia Software, said.