Nokia on Tuesday announced the launch of DelOps initiative to manage the complexity of 5G core software delivery and operations with a new suite of CI/CD services to help communication providers realize increased operational efficiencies and velocity of new services.
The new approach will offer service providers faster time to market with rapid iterations and increased flexibility through the entire lifecycle of 5G core network functions and services. Nokia is looking to play a critical role in 5G core deployments with the new solutions that have already been selected by five tier 1 CSPs for upcoming 5G rollouts while Nokia continues to discuss it with several other operators globally.
Communication providers will be able to harness the benefits of DevOps-style software development catering to the complexity and customization needs of the telecom industry by enabling the efficiencies of continuous integration and delivery. Nokia’s DelOps approach is said to be flexible, scalable, and agile providing network reliability and reducing time to market for new products and services.
Fran Heeran, SVP & Head of Core Networks, Cloud and Network Services at Nokia, said, “Just as DevOps revolutionized the IT and web scale industries, DelOps opens a door to a new way of deploying and integrating new telecom solutions, and rapidly provides for efficient delivery into a wide range of environment types. Working in tandem with Nokia’s CI/CD services, CSPs will be able to innovate and deploy new services faster and more frequently without sacrificing network reliability.”