Nokia has announced a cross-portfolio line up of Fixed Network solutions now available on a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) basis. The SaaS delivery model reduces IT dependencies, and with a usage-based subscription can deliver up to 25% lower cost of ownership.
Already available on bare metal servers and in the cloud, Nokia’s market-leading Fixed Networks applications can now be deployed by operators on a SaaS delivery model with a portfolio including the Altiplano Access Controller and WiFi Cloud Controller. Operational tools for automated activation of end-user fiber modems, predictive care and network build and management are also part of the line-up.
Sandy Motley, President, Fixed Networks at Nokia, said: “SaaS gets operators started quickly. No special IT set-up means reduced upfront deployment costs, and in a highly competitive world, operation efficiency is key to both high quality customer service and business profitability.”
Operators can start with a small investment and subscription plan and can easily scale up and down based on business success. Tasks and risks related to cloud infrastructure are eliminated allowing them to focus on their core business: running the fixed access network.
Sandy continued: “Operators can tailor the subscription package choosing the Service Level Agreements and levels of support to meet their operational needs. They can deploy different Nokia SaaS instances for use in production, lab testing, pilots, or development.”
Metronet and LUS Fiber use Nokia’s all-inclusive SaaS service where Nokia performs the application hosting, including the set-up, monitoring, maintenance and updates.
Julie Kunstler, Chief Analyst at Omdia, said: “Being able to opt out of running software on costly, complex, on-premise infrastructure is a big advantage for operators. Furthermore, a SaaS model means more flexibility and an easier path to delivering new services.”