Nokia launches new 5G Digital Design services

Nokia is launching new 5G Digital Design to help operators prioritize their 5G investments and bring 5G-based services to market faster.

Network slicing, cloudification and 5G New Radio technology pose different challenges for operators, and the new networks will require an end-to-end approach to meet the demands of new 5G applications. Nokia is introducing additions to its 5G Acceleration Services, including a disruptive, use case-driven concept – Nokia 5G Digital Design – as well as Cross-Domain Architecture and Site Evolution Services to smooth the rollout of 5G networks.

The 5G Digital Design services will deliver lower total cost of ownership (TCO) and speed up time-to-market by several months.

Nokia 5G Digital Design is a unique, patent-pending concept that will dramatically change the way future networks are designed. Utilizing the Nokia AVA cognitive services platform and machine learning algorithms, it will simulate the impact of 5G use cases on networks. In the future, it will also use digital twin technology to quickly and accurately show the technological and cost impacts of real-world 5G implementation, and provide automated recommendations for action. This will enable operators to roll out their 5G networks faster, while optimizing CAPEX spending.

Sanjay Goel, President, Global Services at Nokia said, “5G network evolution is not only about the radio, but the entire cross-domain architecture and how operators can manage it. It’s about where to invest first – and how to keep the investments and total cost of ownership under control.”

In addition to launching three new services, Nokia is expanding its end-to-end 5G portfolio by introducing full Software Defined Network and virtual private networks capabilities within the Nokia Wavence microwave transmission system. This will enable the creation and dynamic management of separated network slices for user groups in microwave segments in a 5G network.