Nokia launches Core SaaS for 5G

November 10, 2022

Nokia has launched its groundbreaking Core SaaS for 5G to offer Communication Service Providers (CSPs) and enterprises the ability to run the heart of their network through a highly flexible, fully automated, scalable software model that enables greater business agility and faster time-to-value and monetization of network services .

Nokia Core SaaS enables operators and enterprises to break away from the traditional practice of deploying customized software running on private infrastructure; and leverage Nokia’s core software, including 5G Packet Core, on-demand via a lower-cost subscription service that eliminates large upfront investments and avoids the need for on-site software maintenance and upgrades.

Nokia Core SaaS starts with 5G Core services; Studies are expected to begin shortly and commercial availability is expected in the first half of 2023.

Nokia Core SaaS is the first full 5G Core solution on the market, with all core cloud-native network functions available via a SaaS delivery model.

Nokia is a leader in the 5G standalone core market with over 70 CSP customers around the world. Additionally, 25 of the top 40 CSPs by revenue rely on Nokia Core networking products.

Roberto Kompany, Principal Analyst, Service Provider Networks at Omdia said: “As telecom SaaS becomes more mainstream, we are seeing more and more solutions on the market that offer operators much-needed options to get the most out of the network. Nokia’s launch today of its core SaaS offering via a subscription model is a new dimension for telecom SaaS, and I would expect to see more of that in 2023 as the market further explores the potential benefits of this path.”

Fran Heeran, SVP & General Manager of Core Networks, Cloud and Network Services at Nokia said, “Nokia Core SaaS is transforming the way core networks are built, deployed and operated with key customer benefits like network on demand and faster Get to market, and scale easily and quickly in an affordable way. Nokia Core SaaS isn’t the core network we’ve known for decades, it’s something completely different. And this reflects the technology leadership that Nokia continues to bring to the market.”

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