When it comes to next generation communications, Nokia (News - Alert) has increasingly been at the forefront of these new advances, bringing out plenty of new capability, tools, and systems for users to take advantage of and build new services for users' customer bases to put to work. Recently, Nokia showed off a slate of new software tools designed to open up the field and bring new levels of automation and intelligent operations to the user base.
The new software recently shown off includes several new pieces like the evolved Service Operations Center (eSOC). With the eSOC, users get access to basic, fundamental tools that allow a company to move away from a network focus and instead move toward a customer focus. The eSOC provides replacements for out-of-date and unconnected systems, as well as new measurement techniques to help better spot successful operations.
Also, the NetAct Archive Cloud was introduced to help provide better, faster cloud backup options and monitoring tools, as it's able to not only discover critical data but also automatically back it up. It's set to work with all the major network elements, including not only Nokia products but also radio cloud and third-party systems that connect to the network.
Further, Nokia's new session border controller (SBC) for cloud offers a better way to not only control, but also secure, various streams that work along the edges of various networks. It also helps provide faster service launches thanks to Network Functions Virtualization Management and Orchestration (NFV MANO) interfaces that allow for better upscaling and downscaling of systems as such moves are warranted.
Lastly, Nokia was set to bring its Deepfield Big Data Analytics system to next week's Mobile World Congress (News - Alert) event for demonstration. This analytics system will focus on network performance, and hopefully spot distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks before such can really start.
Nokia's got a lot on its plate, and that's good news, in a way. The more options a company can bring into the field, the less the risk involved should any one of these fail. The downside here, of course, is that it's possible to lose with such a strategy if the focus is too scattered to successfully promote and handle all that material. Usually, though, it takes more than a few products—particularly for a company the size of Nokia—before such a thing happens.
Here, Nokia is showing off the full range of its value, both now and in the future. This is a company that knows its next generation communications systems, and can offer a lot to advance these systems.
Edited by Alicia Young