MWC 2017: Nokia advances Cloud Packet Core to drive IoT and ultra broadband

Nokia announces that its Cloud Packet Core, a cloud-native converged core, now supports converged broadband, Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine Type Communications (MTC) service delivery across wireless licensed, shared and unlicensed spectrum, as well as fixed access.

By advancing the network core, Nokia aims to address the challenges brought by the evolving Broadband, IoT and MTC applications and service requirements.

The sheer number of devices connected across these applications places massive scalability demands on the network, and the applications supported have strict performance and reliability requirements.

Operators must embrace this new environment while also ensuring the most flexible and efficient use of cloud resources to deliver this economically, Nokia said.

The multi-access approach enables fixed and wireless technologies to be used, individually or together, to ensure the delivery of converged services anchored in a common core for a seamless service experience. These technologies include licensed spectrum such as 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G, as well as shared and unlicensed spectrum, including Wi-Fi, MulteFire and LTE-based CBRS, and fixed access.

Further, Nokia’s Cloud Packet Core  includes a new rich 3GPP R13 Cellular IoT (CIoT) feature set and new capabilities, such as the CIoT Serving Gateway Node, to support new service and application requirements, including narrowband IoT (NB-IoT), Nokia said.

With its Cloud Packet Core Nokia is eying market segments and verticals, including consumer mobile, residential, enterprises and governments.

Nokia is exhibiting the technology at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, Feb 27-Mar 2.

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