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Nokia expands its Cloud Packet Core offering which will accelerate the move to Smart Cities

Nokia has expanded its Cloud Packet Core offering with a solution tailored specifically for global enterprises, the public sector and smaller operators. Nokia Cloud Packet Core, based upon cloud native technology, will help accelerate the move to Smart Cities, improve the safety and efficiency of employees, and expand mobile applications across a variety of industries.

The introduction of LTE and the move to 5G and cloud technologies provide a new and viable mechanism to more effectively support mobile broadband, IoT and machine-type communications (MTC), according to Nokia. Private LTE networks are increasingly becoming the preferred approach to deliver business and mission-critical services in industry segments such as railways, aviation, the energy sector and with governments. Estimated by some analysts to surpass $800 million in global investment by the end of 2016, the private LTE network market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 32 percent by 2020.

Nokia is expanding its offerings for private LTE networks by optimizing its innovative Cloud Packet Core solution to allow for the delivery of business and mission-critical services and applications. The solution ensures reliability and functionality for secure service delivery at a size that makes it accessible to a diversity of markets. It provides the scale and performance for MTC and mobile broadband users and devices, supporting 50,000 simultaneous access users/devices and 100 eNodeBs.

"Our Cloud Packet Core solution leverages a native cloud architecture to purpose-fit smaller business and critical communications networks without sacrificing the ability to scale as needs dictate," said Sri Reddy, general manager of IP routing business at Nokia. "All operators - regardless of size - get the same software foundation, rich capability set, field-proven software and high reliability. This allows them to fully embrace LTE today - and 5G in the future - to assure an optimal, secure and reliable experience and fully realize new mobile broadband, IoT and MTC opportunities for their business."

This new offering leverages the Cloud Mobility Manager (CMM) and Cloud Mobile Gateway (CMG) software from Nokia's Cloud Packet Core solution, which is already deployed by the world's largest communications service providers. It delivers a comprehensive 3GPP feature set along with deployment flexibility, and enables private and regional networks to interconnect with Tier 1 operators to extend coverage and provide network operational continuity. The proven Nokia Tier 1 software and pre-integrated Nokia Airframe server help accelerate deployment and reduce the risks of operational integration.