Nokia and Three UK to Deploy Next-generation Cloud Core Network
Nokia and Three UK, part of CK Hutchison, plan to deploy a fully integrated cloud native core network in UK to enable massive scalability, allowing Three to rapidly respond to customers' dynamic service demands while preparing for IoT and 5G. Deployment will include Nokia AirFrame data center, IP routing and network management, Nokia CloudBand(TM), Nuage Networks software defined networking, evolved packet core, IMS, TAS, SBC, Shared Data Layer and security solutions.
By applying cloud native principles into its cloud software design, Nokia will enable Three to leverage the full benefit of the cloud architecture, including massive scalability and better reliability. This will provide the highest quality service experience for Three's customers, even in the busiest locations, as demand for VoLTE and high-definition video continues to grow.
Nokia will begin deployment of Three UK's new core network in multiple data center locations in the course of 2017. The flexible and scalable cloud platform employed will allow Three to increase efficiencies, while also benefitting from the breadth of Nokia's technology and services capabilities, including the expertise offered by the Global Cloud Design Center opened in the UK in September 2016.
At Mobile World Congress Nokia will demonstrate the extensive cloud solutions and service capabilities that are leveraged in this contract win with Three UK, including the AirFrame Data Center, Shared Data Layer architecture and CloudBand management and orchestration (MANO) for rapid service deployment of services such as voice over WiFi(TM) and VoLTE