Nokia says it is bolstering its software portfolio to give a better offer to businesses and communications services companies (CSPs). The company’s new framework will help CSPs develop artificial intelligence (AI) systems.
The Finnish telecoms giant today announced it is bringing all its software applications together under its AVA brand (Automation, Visualisation & Analytics), which currently provides intelligent automation solutions to customers.
Although they have thus far been know as a hardware platform provider for telcos, the Finnish company seems now to be focused on software as a service (SaaS) offerings “in the cloud”.
Strengthening of CSP software portfolio
“We are reinforcing our commitment to provide deep intelligence across our security, automation and monetisation solutions. We look forward to partnering with our CSP and enterprise customers along with application developers to drive further innovation and create 5G value.“, said Hamdy Farid, senior vice president for business applications at Nokia.
Integrating AI to CSP software portfolio
Nokia’s OSS, BSS, and security software offering to be unified under its AVA brand. As part of the latest changes, Nokia is launching a new AVA open analytics framework so that CSPs can accelerate AI projects. This means that data scientists will spend less time organising information, and more time doing what they do best – analysing data.
The framework will enable organisations to create a data lake that can be used to store any type of data, whether structured or unstructured. The framework abstracts technical complexity and enables users to focus on their business requirements rather than the underlying technology.
In addition, the framework provides an abstraction layer that allows users to access any type of data without having to worry about how it was stored or where it came from. By doing so, the framework helps users to discover and use relevant information within their organisation.
Nokia also reports that they have also created what they describe as a ‘digital ecosystem’, named IGNITE, which enables customers and partners to collaborate on projects, and more than 20 projects are reportedly underway with customers and application providers, including “the development of new machine learning models, automation, and security incident detection and response use cases”.
Further information available via the full Press Release via Nokia.com.