Nokia launches marketplace for broadband network automation

Nokia announced the launch of Altiplano Application Marketplace for broadband network automation applications and will be offering seven apps at launch.
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Main categories are Network Support, Network Insights and Network Automation. New apps and marketplace features will follow in 2023.

Nokia’s Altiplano Developer Portal provides a software development kit (SDK) and virtual lab environment for developers to build and test apps.

Operators can self-develop and organize their own applications within the marketplace. They can also use the developer portal to customize their network operations tools, personalizing the user interface, customizing APIs, adding service profiles, and building their own network policies and automation workflows.

“By opening up the Altiplano platform for developers, partners and customers to create and add applications, we’re pleased to offer exactly the flexibility they need,” Geert Heyninck, Nokia’s VP Broadband Networks, said.

The marketplace will enable users to choose the automation tools from a digital storefront with ready-made applications. Apps will be curated by Nokia under three pillars. Network Support apps will be used by operators to maintain, troubleshoot and protect fixed networks through proactive monitoring, performance analysis and incident management.

Network Insights apps will improve quality and service assurance with actionable insights that help operators to better optimize, plan and prevent. Network Automation apps will help automate and optimize the network, provide service and subscriber operations to increase operational efficiency and improve customer experience. All apps currently launched are from Nokia; third party apps will be added in 2023.

“We’re committing in SDN to enhance performance, get insights, and improve services. All managed under a single platform in a multi-vendor environment. Nokia’s open App marketplace – the first of its kind – delivers sophisticated apps that address the requirements of marketing, planning, operations, and assures customer satisfaction,” Fatima AlDaghar, Director Fixed Access Planning, du, said.