Most Phone Servers Use Your Data to Pass Through Network Functions, but Not Nokia
Most Phone Servers Use Your Data to Pass Through Network Functions, but Not Nokia

BARCELONA, SPAIN— According to Nokia’s blog, the company has found a more simple way to ensure more efficient traffic through the network. It’s being called flexible service chaining, and it’s expected to not only save you data but also save you a lot of money too. Nokia’s flexible service will allow operators to make their LAN connections over Gi/SGi service far more flexible, efficient, and far easier to program.

Typical networks are static, hard-wired, and coagulate thousands of users together, regardless of it’s necessary or not— and it can be VERY inefficient.

Nokia is Taking Steps to Make Data Transfer Service Faster and More Efficient

“The cloud service that Nokia offers (CloudBand) plays an essential role in helping catalog the data,” says blogger Rob McManus.

According to McManus, traffic no longer has to travel between each catalog of functions to provide service chain functions on demand (when you ask your phone to load a robust web page or video). Instead, the CloudBand integration on the controller provides security and service between only the relevant functional responses.

This means that data is steered according to the experience that’s needed, meaning that traffic is steered based on your policy information, the types of applications that you use, and the data itself. The service is highly flexible, easy to modify, and engages operators to change the needs of their clients to help make life easier (and ultimately faster).

This is all made possible by Nokia’s very own Evolved Packet Core (EPC) which works independently of the actual phone model, software edition, or kernel packets.

Flexible Chaining Will Go Live at the Mobile World Congress

Nokia will be showcasing their technology at the Mobile World Congress this year, and it will integrate the Nokia AirFrame and Cloud Infrastructure.

“We’ll show various use cases, including per subscriber traffic steering based on policy, dynamic changes in traffic steering policies based on the radio access type, and the implementation of a new service chain via orchestration,” McManus says.

Nokia expects the demonstration to show Policy control, as well as multi-dimensional service routing and policy control. Traffic is expected to be optimized (especially when currents are congested). You can learn more about Nokia’s Service Chaining procedure here.


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