Operators to benefit from new software-based multi-application platforms
Nokia Siemens Networks has introduced a new, open hardware architecture for deploying its core network applications, such as mobile soft switching and IMS. The new architecture allows operators to benefit from new software-based multi-application platforms running on off-the-shelf hardware blades.
According to Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN), by using commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) platforms, its customers can benefit from new hardware that employs the latest advances in network server technology as they evolve their core networks to support Long Term Evolution/System Architecture Evolution (LTE/SAE).
The long-term goal for the strategy is to provide an open, multi-application, hardware-independent platform for the evolution of core networks from traditional circuit-switched technology eventually to the All-IP environment of LTE/SAE. The same open hardware platform can be used for a variety of different network elements.
Under the open hardware strategy, the MSC Server mobile softswitch (MSS) will evolve to open MSS software, which can be implemented on existing DX 200 platforms or on open COTS hardware.
Michael Clever, head of next-generation voice and multimedia at NSN, said: The future of control servers clearly belongs to pure software solutions that give network operators more choices to meet their hardware requirements. It brings efficiency and flexibility. And it lets us concentrate on doing what we do best developing superior, innovative software applications.