June 15, 2017

Nokia lays down foundation for future Internet

The coming era of virtual reality (VR), Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI) places fresh demand on network capabilities.
The coming era of virtual reality (VR), Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI) places fresh demand on network capabilities.
Nokia

Nokia has introduced its breakthrough IP routing portfolio that promises to be the foundation for the ‘next chapter’ of the Internet, including Internet of Things (IoT). The Finnish telecommunications company also sparks up partnerships around the world.

Nokia has unveiled the world’s most powerful internet routing platforms, as demand on networks will drastically increase with the coming era of immersive communications, virtual reality, high-definition video streaming, IoT, artificial intelligence and further automation.

The foundation for all these platforms is the FP4 silicon networking chipset, which features the first 2.4 Tb/s network processor in the world. It’s the first that can support terabit IP flows and is more than six times more powerful than processors currently available.

“Stepping forward demands an immense performance increase, vastly improved insight and security and, of course, compelling economics,” says Basil Alwan, president of the ION Business Group at Nokia. “With today’s announcement, we are delivering the technology advances needed to support this evolution.”

“The end game is all-important: an evolved global nervous system for society and certainly the most capable, cost-effective, resilient and secure infrastructure ever built,” Alwan adds.

It’s been an altogether busy week for Nokia: it has also sparked up a partnership with telecommunications company Spark New Zealand for Nokia’s 7250 IXR-R6 router, to prepare for the advent of the 5G network, ultra-broadband and IoT.

Nokia also dips into virtual reality with Technicolor, with the two set to work together to create compelling VR content using Nokia’s OZO+ camera and OZO content creation tools.

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