NTT Docomo to enhance IP core backbone

Nokia has announced its partnership with NTT Docomo to enhance the nationwide IP core backbone and enable transport network slicing for new 5G mobile services.
NTT Docomo 5G store JapanThis enhancement will enable Docomo to offer granular SLAs, network scale, capacity, and agility, along with increased power and resource efficiency. To achieve this, Docomo has deployed Nokia’s 7750 SR-14s core routers, which come with FP5 line cards, increased capacity, and a 75 percent power savings.

Nokia’s Service Router Operating System (SR OS) will offer Docomo segment routing capabilities for traffic engineered network slices. Nokia’s NSP complements Docomo’s segment routing solution with a Path Computation Engine (PCE) that leverages real-time telemetry to optimize the IP network and improve SLA adherence.

Nokia’s IP transport solution will enable Docomo to balance network scale, capacity, and sustainability while meeting performance and slicing requirements, Fumitaka Murayama, General Manager of Core Network Engineering Department, NTT Docomo, said.