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Nokia’s trio of deals with Amazon, Microsoft, and Google to expand its cloud reach

Nokia’s trio of deals with Amazon, Microsoft, and Google to expand its cloud reach
The Siliconreview
18 March, 2021

Nokia Corporation, Finnish multinational telecommunications, information technology, and consumer Electronics Company, struck a trio of deals with the market's largest hyperscale firms, Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and Google Cloud. This deal will help Nokia move ahead with the 5G, radio access network (RAN), and edge markets. It also will further enable the firm to bring in innovative technologies and improve its organic growth.

Nokia's deal with AWS primarily focuses on research and development on cloud RAN and opens RAN technologies, which will enable the firm to concentrate on customer-focused 5G platforms. Nokia has stated that it will combine RAN and edge work with AWS's most advanced Outposts platform to mainly target enterprises and target service providers. It will also leverage AWS services, including Outposts, Local Zones, and Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS).

With Microsoft, Nokia will be aiming to develop 4G LTE and %G private wireless services that target the enterprise space. It will combine with Microsoft's multi-access edge cloud platform and Azure to create a better 5G platform. The Google Cloud deal combines Nokia's RAN and cloud platforms with edge computing systems that predominantly focus on integrating Nokia's 5G virtual distributed units and centralized virtual unit. Nokia will also test its AirFrame Open Edge hardware with Anthos.