Nokia Rolls Out 3G Migration Services

Finnish wireless phone giant Nokia on Wednesday unveiled
two new services aimed at easing the transition for mobile operators to
third-generation (3G) networks.

In a statement devoid of details, Nokia said the new products — Nokia
Network Evolution Service and Nokia Multivendor Integration Service — are
geared towards mobile operators that struggle to make a secure transition to
new technologies, especially wideband CDMA .

The company said the Network Evolution Service includes tools that run site
surveys to figure out how an operator’s network can be fitted for a new
access network layer. It also includes a site upgrade and co-siting plan.
Nokia said preplanning component of the service, based on actual network
data, is a key part of rolling out new networks and consumer services.

The Nokia Multivendor Integration Service would sell project management
tools designed to ensure that all network subsystems, including systems from
other vendors, are tied together to ensure network functionality as per 3GPP standards.

“For operators, the result is improved overall network performance and
interoperability supporting more reliable consumer services. Fewer
bottlenecks in the integration process result in faster network rollout and
integration…(They) get a network that ‘shakes hands’ to provide smooth
connectivity for all basic consumer services,” Nokia said in a public release.

Nokia said the rollout of the new service is in keeping with its support of
WCDMA deployment globally. The company is actively developing single All-IP
service for mobile networks and to be marketed with commercial products,
said the new services would manage the entire process of planning, building
and operating a network, optimizing network performance and creating and
integrating software that enable new multimedia services.

Nokia’s All-IP is being hailed as the answer to the myriad of bottlenecks
faced by network operators moving to rollout 3G services. Once networks
evolve to All-IP, Nokia is banking that is own All-IP RAN would be a hit
among operators looking to separate the network architecture in a
cost-effective way.

Nokia’s hook to help mobile operators evolve to high-speed technologies
include tools like end-to-end messaging, enabling platforms, mobile
entertainment platforms, mCommerce applications, location-based applications
and billing services.

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