Nokia Siemens and IBM are collaborating to offer MWC13, the first mobile edge computing platform in the world, which can directly run applications within the mobile base station. MWC13 will enable mobile operators to seamlessly create a “unique mobile experience,” significantly relieving the increasing hassles on the network infrastructure and bringing an absolutely new set of solutions into the market.
MWC13 is the first of its kind mobile edge computing platform and can efficiently accelerate the process of delivering media-rich solutions by directly delivering them from the base station and ensuring improved quality experience for consumers who are in the face of ever-increasing growth in data traffic. The new platform will also enable companies to initiate next-generation low-latency services, delivering device presence to the consumers and generating fresh opportunities for enhanced reality, mobile gaming, public safety offerings and smart traffic.
With improved latency, the vertical high-value solutions relying on larger data driven analytics can efficiently run on bulk amounts of information. For instance, IBM’s City in Motion solution can effectively evaluate the radio information for estimating how people are actually moving across the city, identifying the mode of transport and configuring the transport network of the city in real-time to ensure effective and optimum performance.
WebSphere Application Service Platform for Networks (ASPN) from IBM and Nokia Siemens Network’s Liquid Applications provide the ideal environment for operators to manage innumerable applications that can be implemented in the mobile edge. Liquid Applications is a segment of Nokia Siemens Network’s Liquid Broadband framework, enabling development of unique and efficient interactions between the smart device of the mobile subscriber, the mobile network and applications.
In addition to this, Nokia’s Radio Applications Cloud Server solution is fully integrated with its Flexi Multiradio Base Station, initiating access to network data in real-time and in a manner that has never been deployed before. The RACS platform seamlessly integrates with ASPN to provide a feasible environment for standards-based cloud runtime. It is particularly designed to enable the mobile operators to implement, run and integrate the applications to the mobile edge.
Dirk Lindemeier, head of Liquid Net at Nokia Siemens Networks, explained in a statement the Liquid Applications is all set to completely redefine the experience with mobile broadband. The platform creates a new base for extensive innovation to be generated in the rapidly commoditized connectivity market, enabling the development of new value for the mobile networking system.
With this regard, Phil Buckellew, vice president, enterprise mobile at IBM said pushing processing, storage and applications to mobile network edge enables the larger complex problems to be evenly distributed among several more manageable and smaller pieces. This enables processing of bulk rich data that can be costly and complex to be delivered on standard centralized cloud.
Edited by Rachel Ramsey