Nokia and Red Hat Partner to Revolutionize Telecom Solutions

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⇨ Nokia and Red Hat partner to develop state-of-the-art telecommunications solutions

⇨ Red Hat serves as the primary platform for Nokia's core network

⇨ Nokia cloud infrastructure platform customers gain access to Red Hat's vast ecosystem

Nokia and Red Hat, a leading provider of open-source solutions, have joined forces to develop state-of-the-art telecommunications solutions. This strategic partnership will leverage Red Hat’s infrastructure platforms, including Red Hat OpenStack Platform and Red Hat OpenShift, to integrate seamlessly with Nokia’s core network applications. By tightly integrating their offerings, the companies aim to offer service providers unparalleled flexibility and deployment options for core network software, application modernization, multi-access edge computing, and more.

Red Hat will serve as Nokia’s primary reference platform for the development, testing, and delivery of core network applications. Nokia’s existing customers using Nokia Container Services (NCS) and Nokia CloudBand Infrastructure Software (CBIS) will receive ongoing support and evolution from both Nokia and Red Hat. The partnership also includes a roadmap for customers to transition to Red Hat’s platforms over time.

With 5G and its associated technologies on the horizon, service providers are seeking agile and adaptable solutions that allow them to deploy applications and services based on their individual needs. The integration and interoperability offered by Nokia and Red Hat’s collaboration address this crucial requirement. Nokia’s core network applications will be integrated with Red Hat OpenStack Platform and Red Hat OpenShift, powered by Kubernetes—the hybrid cloud application platform. Nokia’s core network cloud-native network functions (CNFs) and virtualized network functions (VNFs) will also be certified for deployment on various telco infrastructure offerings, including those from Amazon Web Services, Google, and Microsoft.

Through this partnership, Nokia cloud infrastructure platform customers gain access to Red Hat’s vast open-source ecosystem and groundbreaking 4G and 5G technologies. The convergence of Nokia’s expertise in 5G and Red Hat’s vision for open hybrid cloud empowers customers to transition their core network infrastructure and applications into fully cloud-native, future-ready solutions. Red Hat will provide comprehensive service and support.

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