Nokia launches innovative cloud charging solution to help telcos realise cloud benefits for 5G

  • 07/04/2021

The move will help CSPs and telcos accelerate their 5G migrations to the cloud

Finnish mobile network technology specialist, Nokia, has joined forces with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to deploy its cloud native convergent charging solution, which it says will help telcos and CSPs realise the benefits of the cloud for 5G.

The move will enable CSPs to efficiently run workloads on AWS and pioneer new monetisation schemes as part of their journey towards deploying business support systems (BSS) in the public cloud.

"The technological barriers of deploying charging systems on the public cloud, such as network latency, are decreasing rapidly due to faster dedicated connections and far edge CNF deployments; while the advantages, such as having the ability to grow capacity for one-off short-range events, are increasing. We’re pleased to be furthering that process with Nokia Converged Charging’s deployment on AWS,” said Udi Israel, Head of Digital Business Product Line, Cloud and Network Services at Nokia.

Nokia’s Converged Charging (NCC) will provides true continuous availability, supporting the high frequency, low latency demands of an always on, real-time convergent charging system built for the needs of the 5G economy. This will enable CSPs to tap new revenue streams from 5G capabilities, including differentiated pricing, network slicing, and flexible product offerings.

“We are pleased that Nokia is expanding its relationship with AWS by offering its cloud-native convergent charging system on AWS and connecting it to various services, such as with analytics to pioneer new monetization schemas. As the world becomes increasingly cloud-centric, it’s important that our customers can leverage cloud-native solutions to unleash the potential benefits of the cloud and 5G,” said Fabio Cerone, EMEA Telco Managing Director at AWS.