Thursday, February 12, 2015

Nokia Networks and Coriant Team on Mobile Backhaul Demo

Nokia Networks and Coriant are teaming up at Mobile World Congress to demonstrate a mobile backhaul Proof of Concept that combines advanced analytics and software defined networking (SDN).  The goal is to create programmable, self-aware networks that assure an optimal service experience end-to-end by automatically adapting the network to the traffic. The companies estimate that the same level of experience can be achieved with 20% less transport infrastructure than is needed in today’s networks.

The demo will feature:

  • Nokia’s SON technology
  • Coriant 8600 Smart Routers
  • Coriant SDN controller
  • Nokia LTE base stations
  • Nokia System Architecture Evolution (SAE) gateway
“This Proof of Concept is the first of its kind to provide a fully automated capability for self-configuration and self-optimization of multi-vendor mobile backhaul networks using SDN as the management layer. It is a major step towards teaching networks to be self-aware and realizing our Technology Vision 2020. It also reduces total cost of transmitting each bit by making transport networks intelligent enough to take network planning and daily operational decisions in the most cost-effective way on their own,” stated Hossein Moiin, Executive Vice President and CTO at Nokia Networks.

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