Liquid Applications can rapidly process content at the very edge of the mobile network, delivering an experience that is ultra-responsive as latency is significantly reduced. Liquid Applications now takes full advantage of the telco cloud, enabling new possibilities to serve the operator’s radio network and to co-exist with our other Virtualized Network Functions.
Liquid Applications as a software function will leverage all the benefits of the telco cloud, to deliver flexibility, scalability and efficiency to multiple base station sites using existing interfaces and innovative Ethernet-based fronthaul.
Nokia is one of the founding members of the Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) ETSI Industry Specification Group, which now has over thirty participating members driving standardization and fostering an open environment around IT and cloud-computing capabilities within the Radio Access Network (RAN). Through MEC, Nokia’s Liquid Applications will drive differentiated services and new applications through an open architecture and standardized interfaces.
To realize an ultra-low-latency network, it is necessary to have processing performed at the point of capture, with control and coordination functions residing in a more distributed manner at the network edge. Utilizing Nokia’s AirFrame Data Center Solution and the telco cloud, Liquid Applications can now be placed at various points within a telco infrastructure, for example, at network aggregation points and hotspot locations, such as stadiums, Enterprise campuses and shopping malls.
Liquid Applications takes the mobile broadband experience for the subscriber to exciting new levels, both from a network-wide perspective and also in specific locations. One use case is Throughput Guidance. This provides real-time network data for individual subscriber connections to content providers in order for network resources to be fully utilized and to ensure that a smooth and enjoyable experience is delivered at all times.
Enterprise and corporate customers also benefit from Liquid Applications’ zonal capabilities. A campus can have a localized deployment with minimum footprint (e.g. with small cells) and can run very specific and localized services and applications.
The Internet-of-Things and vertical-based use cases are also a key area for Liquid Applications. Nokia Networks has already demonstrated how drivers can be alerted, in real-time, to road hazards utilizing an LTE network and Liquid Applications. Specific applications for smart cities are also made possible, such as mobile edge video analytics that processes real-time video and applies analysis and predictions at the network edge to increase situational awareness across a wide area.
These innovative applications and services are made possible through the Nokia Networks’ AppFactory. The AppFactory supports application development from initial engagement with partners all the way to deployment, as well as establishing an active ecosystem of application developers that creates a faster time-to-market.
Why Nokia Networks?
Combining years’ of infrastructure experience and service delivery capabilities with a deep understanding of end-user needs and behaviors, Nokia Networks has assembled a comprehensive portfolio of proven business solutions to help you meet the challenges facing our industry today.
Contact Nokia Networks to find out how Liquid Applications will transform your network and user experience.