Nokia Siemens and IBM partner for mobile edge computing platform
Mar 08, 2013 (Datamonitor via COMTEX) --
Nokia Siemens Networks, a provider of mobile broadband solutions, and IBM announced a collaboration to deliver a mobile edge computing platform that can run applications directly within a mobile base station.
The new platform can reportedly accelerate the delivery of media-rich services by delivering content directly from the base station, ensuring enhanced quality of experience for consumers in the face of ever increasing data traffic growth. The platform also enables a new generation of low-latency services with device presence to be delivered to consumers, creating new possibilities for mobile gaming, augmented reality, smarter traffic and public safety offerings.
Nokia Siemens Networks Liquid Applications and IBM's WebSphere Application Service Platform for Networks (ASPN) together provide an environment for operators to manage the many applications that will be deployed to the mobile edge. Liquid Applications is part of Nokia Siemens Networks Liquid Broadband framework enabling a unique interaction between a mobile subscriber's smart device, their applications and the mobile network. The company's Radio Applications Cloud Server (RACS) is fully integrated with the Nokia Siemens Networks' Flexi Multiradio Base Station and features access to real-time network data. RACS integrates IBM's ASPN platform and provides a standards-based cloud runtime environment, and is designed to allow mobile operators to deploy, run and integrate applications to the mobile edge, Nokia Siemens said.
"Liquid Applications is set to redefine the mobile broadband experience," said Dirk Lindemeier, head of Liquid Net at Nokia Siemens Networks. "It creates a completely new base for innovation in an increasingly commoditized connectivity market and enables the creation of new value from mobile networks."
"Pushing applications, processing and storage to the edge of the mobile network allows large complex problems to be distributed into many smaller and more manageable pieces and to be physically located at the source of the information it needs to work on," said Phil Buckellew, vice president, IBM Mobile Enterprise. "This enables a huge amount of rich data to be processed in real time that would be prohibitively complex and costly to deliver on a traditional centralized cloud."
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