NSN has been on a winning spree in last some days. These wins come from both hardware implementations and managed services and solutions delivery. More good news come as this winning streak continues with German operator E-Plus group choosing them for enhancing its LTE network security.
Germany’s mobile operator E-Plus Group has selected Nokia Solutions and Networks to protect its 4G LTE network from unauthorized access, manipulation and other threats. NSN will implement a complete end-to-end, 3GPP-compliant security solution to ensure a safe, convenient mobile broadband experience for E-Plus subscribers. Further benefits include authentication of network elements and lower costs due to the automatic rollout and lifecycle management of base station certificates.
One more important development is China Mobile and NSN extending their cooperation to carry out research in advanced mobile broadband technologies like 5G, LTE deployment optimization, cloud-based radio access network (C-RAN), the innovative “Nanocell” concept for next-generation small cell deployments, coexistence of 2G / 4G and core virtualization.
Nokia Solutions and Networks and China Mobile Research Institute (CMRI), the research and development branch of China Mobile, have expanded their Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), originally signed in 2010. Under the terms of the renewed agreement, the two parties will further their cooperation on research and standardization of advanced mobile broadband technologies in LTE as well as in 5G. The MoU reflects their vision of 2020 and outlines key focus areas for future mobile networks.
Similar to their standing in field of LTE, NSN may very well secure technology leadership in 5G with these efforts.