Nokia is introducing new open software applications for optical networks. Nokia’s new WaveSuite applications allow network operators to better monetize their networks, speed-up the deployment of services and rapidly optimize the network for maximum performance and capacity.
Over the past several years, service providers have invested in agile, programmable infrastructures in preparation for software-defined networking and the many benefits it promises. SDN control software and open programming interfaces have matured, but their adoption thus far has been limited. What’s needed is a new breed of intelligent software applications, driven by real-world use cases, to fulfill the promise of these investments to deliver lower costs and an enhanced customer experience.
WaveSuite software provides focused, lightweight tools driven by a business-optimized user experience. The suite of modular applications gives service providers, wholesalers, and large enterprises the ability to virtualize their optical networking infrastructure, enabling network-as-a-service business models which can be used to support new channels to market. Hierarchical service tools greatly improve the speed and ease by which network capacity is transformed into retail services, even through multiple layers of resale. Additional tools enhance operations by automating the commissioning of service endpoints at customer premises, resulting in quicker time to market and lower costs. WaveSuite also provides tools to analyze and act upon real-time network telemetry to extract more capacity from the network and improve its performance.
Nokia’s WaveSuite applications are organized into three categories:
WaveSuite Service Enablement applications virtualize and monetize the network infrastructure by improving customer reach with innovative service fulfillment and assurance models. The applications create a more consumable network supporting more customers and new channels to market, without a large investment in complex back-office systems. The applications leverage novel business-aware hierarchical service models, dramatically reducing the time it takes to turn capacity into revenue-generating services.
WaveSuite Node Automation applications leverage the power and ubiquity of mobile devices to empower the service deployment workforce. By automating provisioning and record-keeping, the applications streamline equipment deployment, service activation and troubleshooting, leading to faster time to revenue and lower costs.
WaveSuite Network Insight applications enhance business, operational, and infrastructure decision-making by harnessing the power of real-time network intelligence. The applications employ trending, analysis, and prediction to quickly and intuitively guide network operators through optimization decisions which can improve performance and increase capacity.
WaveSuite complements Nokia’s Network Services Platform carrier SDN solution and its FlowOne OSS by providing enhanced services orchestration and operational tools for the optical networking domain. Support for open northbound and southbound interfaces ensure its functionality in multi-vendor environments.
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