Nokia | May 20, 2020
The planned lab-based Proof of Concept will use Nokia’s AirScale All-in-Cloud BTS solution and enable KDDI to research how flexible, virtualized radio network technology can support the diversifying network performance requirements in the 5G era.
AirScale All-in-Cloud BTS will be used in the planned PoC to provide a flexible network configuration of a base station virtualization and enable the provision of an optimal 5G network.
Nokia’s Cloud RAN is already running commercial traffic in the world’s first cloud-based 5G network in North America, with 5G AirScale Cloud BTS which virtualizes the non-real-time functions.
Nokia today announced that it is working with Japanese mobile operator, KDDI, in a joint initiative aimed at delivering a fully cloudified RAN solution. The planned lab-based Proof of Concept (PoC) will use Nokia’s AirScale All-in-Cloud BTS solution and enable KDDI to research how flexible, virtualized radio network technology can support the diversifying network performance requirements in the 5G era. KDDI joins an expanding portfolio of global customers using Nokia’s Cloud RAN solutions.
Nokia’s AirScale All-in-Cloud BTS is a fully cloudified 5G BTS, placing both the real-time and non-real-time baseband in the cloud.The virtualized real-time baseband processing takes place at the far edge of the network to meet extreme latency requirements and provide the ability to scale to meet demand. It is part of Nokia’s broader Nokia AirScale Cloud RAN solution, which offers a flexible mix of local and cloud-based processing.
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AirScale All-in-Cloud BTS will be used in the planned PoC to provide a flexible network configuration of a base station virtualization and enable the provision of an optimal 5G network. KDDI launched commercial 5G services in March 2020 and is pursuing a policy of collaborating with global companies to incorporate new ideas and technologies into its 5G network. KDDI has been working closely with Nokia on this PoC as well as 5G core standalone network trials.
Nokia’s Cloud RAN is already running commercial traffic in the world’s first cloud-based 5G network in North America, with 5G AirScale Cloud BTS which virtualizes the non-real-time functions. Nokia is working on an increasing number of Cloud RAN PoCs and trials with its global customer base. The AirScale All-in-Cloud BTS solution supports ultra-low latency 5G services, meets IoT requirements and enables flexible end-to-end network slicing. It also offers the additional coverage and capacity of 5G and reduces a mobile operator’s total cost of ownership through simplification, automation and operational efficiency.
The 5G era will bring with incredible opportunities for businesses and consumers alike but it will place increasing demand on the networks as complexity increases and data traffic explodes. KDDI will be able to use virtualized networks to rapidly respond to its customers’ varied requirements. We look forward to continuing our strong relationship with them in the pursuit of virtualized network best practices and in preparing for a new decade of communication technology,
Ari Kynaslahti, Head of Mobile Networks Product Management at Nokia.
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We create the technology to connect the world. Only Nokia offers a comprehensive portfolio of network equipment, software, services and licensing opportunities across the globe. With our commitment to innovation, driven by the award-winning Nokia Bell Labs, we are a leader in the development and deployment of 5G networks.
Veea, Inc. | June 26, 2020
Veea Inc., a pioneer in smart edge connectivity and computing, today announced the availability of their Virtual Trusted Private Network (vTPN) Security as a Service (SaaS) solution, secured by Privafy™. The vTPN solution provides enterprise-grade security in a highly integrated package that uniquely meets the needs of the SMB/SME customer. vTPN integrates Privafy's carrier-grade data-in-motion security software with VeeaHub Smart Edge Nodes (SENs) to offer a full spectrum of protection against cyberattacks, unauthorized access and intrusion, malware, DOS/DDOS attacks, malicious service interruption, ransomware, and botnets.
Axis Security | November 18, 2021
Axis Security, the leader in zero trust access, announced their VPN Buyback Program which provides IT leaders with a simple, cost-effective way of replacing their existing VPN service in order to adopt zero trust network access (ZTNA). The program is one of the first of its kind and is effective immediately for all companies using major VPN providers.
"VPN's have been exposed by the shift to remote work and IT leaders are ready to move on. Many are finding the transition difficult because many ZTNA solutions are limited by the number of protocols they support. As a result, the VPN lives long after a new ZTNA solution is adopted. Axis provides a better way, with full support for critical protocols like VOIP and ICMP, for example, enabling a clean break and a more secure future. The goal of the buyback program is providing an incentive that is aligned with IT leaders' goals, which is to fully retire their VPNs once and for all."
Dor Knafo, CEO and co-founder of Axis Security
The Axis VPN BuyBack program allows IT leaders to easily replace their VPN with Axis' modern ZTNA service. Customers will have the ability to support all ports and protocols, offer both agent and agentless access options for users, inspect traffic to track individual employees and third-party activities, and automatically augment policy based on contextual changes such as identity, device posture, even geographic location. This provides customers with unprecedented visibility, fine-grained controls over access and keeps users off the corporate network. It removes the need for the customer's inbound VPN gateway, freeing up budget to invest in key business initiatives like multi-cloud, and simplify management for IT admins. The program will provide customers with up to twelve months of free Axis credit by committing to a three-year Axis ZTNA term. The offer can be applied to any customer who is currently using a major VPN service today, and will run through the end of July 2022.
"With many of our users working remotely, improving the speed, usability, and security of our legacy VPN solution has been a top priority for us. With Axis, we've been able to achieve greater speed and seamless usability while realizing the benefits of a zero-trust, identity based model, activity reporting, and a simplified management console. Our users are as thrilled as we are with the result," said James Bilotta, SVP and Chief Information Officer, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals.
"We're aggressively adopting SaaS and public cloud to support our business, so partnering with the right security service was critical. We knew right away that we wanted a cloud-delivered solution. What we like about Axis is that it's easy to use zero trust policies to provide thousands of users with secure connectivity to a variety of resources. Axis also helps our security team get the visibility we need to track user activity in granular detail, automatically adapt policies to guarantee that only authorized personnel can access resources, and ensures that we can easily scale to support our modern workplace. Now, even as we embrace the cloud, we can still ensure our data is always accessed safely," said Joshua Danielson, Chief Information Security Officer, Copart.
Axis believes that the sooner IT adopts zero trust, the sooner we can witness a world where the exchange of information is always fast, seamless and secure. With 350 Axis cloud service edges across the world, Axis helps IT leaders enable their employees, partners, and customers to securely access business data – without the pitfalls of network-centric solutions or application limitations that every other zero trust service faces. Through its world-class research & development and founding team which hails from Israel's acclaimed Unit 8200, Axis aims to accelerate the world's transition to a modern workplace where hybrid work is made simple, digital experience becomes a competitive advantage, and business data remains protected from cyber threats – even as it moves to cloud.