Nokia Core SaaS for 5G Debuts
November 10, 2022
introduced its pioneering Core SaaS for 5G to provide
communication service providers (CSPs) and enterprises the
option of running the heart of their network through a
highly flexible, fully automated, scalable software model
that enables greater business agility and faster time to
value for delivering and monetizing network services.
Nokia Core SaaS allows operators and enterprises to move
away from the legacy practice of deploying customized
software that runs on private infrastructure; and to consume
Nokia’s Core software, including 5G Packet Core, on demand
through a more cost-effective subscription service that
eliminates large up front capital expenditure and avoids the
need to perform on-site software maintenance and updates.
Nokia Core SaaS begins with 5G Core services; trials are
expected to commence shortly, and commercial availability is
expected in the first half of 2023.
Nokia Core SaaS is the first complete 5G core solution to
market with all core cloud-native network functions
available through a SaaS delivery model.
Nokia is leading the 5G Standalone Core market, with over 70
CSP customers around the world. In addition, 25 of the top
40 CSPs by revenue rely on Nokia Core network products.
Kompany, Principal Analyst, Service Provider Networks at
Omdia, said: “As telecom SaaS goes more mainstream, we are
seeing more solutions offered in the marketplace that
provide operators with much needed options for getting the
most out of the network. Nokia’s launch of its Core SaaS
offering through a subscription model today is a new
dimension to telecom SaaS and I would expect to see more of
this into 2023, as the marketplace more closely examines the
potential benefits of going down this path.”
Fran Heeran, SVP & General Manager of Core Networks, Cloud
and Network Services, at Nokia, said: “Nokia Core SaaS
changes the way core networks are built, deployed and run,
with important customer benefits that include Network on
demand, speed to market, and easy and fast scaling, in an
affordable way. Nokia Core SaaS is not the core network
we’ve known for decades, but something entirely different.
And this reflects the technology leadership Nokia continues
to deliver to the market.”