Nokia announces new Software-as-a-Service services in analytics, security and monetization for CSPs and enterprises #MWC22
nokia announcement New Ssoftware-as-a–Sandservice services in analyticSecurity, and monetization for CSP and businesss #MWC22
Nokia AVA Network Data Analytics, in a SaaS model, improves network operations with AI/ML-driven closed-loop automation and provides analytics at the network edge
iSIM Secure Connect via a SaaS delivery model manages machine-to-machine and consumer device subscriptions for eSIM and iSIM enabled devices
February 21, 2022
Espoo, Finlandan/a – nokia today announcement youtwo new Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) services in the areas of security and analytics, like part of its strategy to give communications service providers (CSP) and businesses a more flexible and cost effective solution way to serve their customers, and leverage and monetize their networks, as advanced 5G services are rolled out.
The new services follow Nokia’s recent launch into SaaS to help CSPs and enterprises accelerate the time to value they realize from their service offering by moving to an agile model based on software consumed only at demand via subscription, and away from custom software running on expensive platforms. , complex infrastructure on site.
Unlike traditional SIM cards, in-vehicle SIM (eSIM) and embedded SIM (iSIM) technologies can store and remotely manage multiple subscription profiles to authenticate users and devices on mobile networks. iSIM Secure Connect gives control to automate the entire eSIM/iSIM management process and will open up opportunities to monetize services related to trusted digital identities.
Nokia’s iSIM Secure Connect, via a SaaS delivery model, enables CSPs and enterprises to securely manage machine-to-machine and consumer device subscriptions for eSIM and iSIM enabled devices.
As the complexity of the 5G network has increased the need for advanced analytics, Nokia is bolstering its AVA offering with new SaaS capabilities based on Network Data Analytics Function (NWDAF), which is part of the 5G standalone architecture.
Nokia AVA NWDAF improves network operations with AI/ML-based closed-loop automation, improves customer experience and generates new revenue streams.
With its distributed architecture and open APIs, AVA NWDAF helps CSPs deliver analytics to the network edge; implement the analysis services defined by 3GPP; and create partnerships with software developers.
AVA NWDAF will be commercially available in a SaaS delivery model later this quarter. Nokia’s iSIM Secure Connect is currently expected to be available as a SaaS later this year, and will still be offered to customers in other deployment models. Nokia’s SaaS-based NetGuard Cybersecurity Dome and Nokia Anomaly Detection, both announced in November 2021, will be available later this quarter. NetGuard Cybersecurity Dome enables CSPs to insure 5G networks and monetize security related to services such as 5G slicing; while Nokia Anomaly Detection is a machine learning service aimed at finding and fixing network anomalies before they affect customers.
Nokia plans to introduce other new SaaS services in the areas of central operations, digital, monetization and private wireless later this year and through 2023.
As its SaaS product roadmap evolves, Nokia plans to deliver core functionality through open-source application programming interfaces (APIs) that work across many large-scale platforms. This will create a multi-vendor SaaS delivery framework that will leverage Nokia’s partnerships with major cloud providers and its ongoing investments in cloud-native software and other technologies.
Karl Whitelock, Vice President of Research, Communications Service Provider Operations and Monetization at IDC, said: “To fully exploit the multitude of opportunities offered by advanced 5G services, communications service providers and enterprises need new deployment models that enable faster service delivery to customers in smarter and more cost-effective ways. Solution providers such as Nokia with its new Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) security and analytics services are turning to SaaS as a way to help the telecommunications space modernize and monetize investments more quickly.
Raghav Sahgal, President of Cloud and Network Services at Nokianoted: “Adopting Nokia AVA NWDAF and iSIM Secure Connect through the SaaS model will significantly improve the time to value that CSPs and enterprises can achieve by having on-demand access to services. These latest Nokia SaaS services reinforce our leadership position helping our customers change the very foundation of how our industry does business.
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