Nokia Networks, Telecom Italia Partner to Hunt for Startups in NFV, SDN & SON

Nokia Networks, Telecom Italia Partner to Hunt for Startups in NFV, SDN & SON Image Credit: Nokia Networks

Nokia Networks and Telecom Italia have signed an MOU on technology scouting of innovative startups to identify prospective partners in the areas of Network Function Virtualization (NFV), Software-defined Networking (SDN), Radio Access Network (RAN) and next-generation Self Organizing Networks (SON). Together with Telecom Italia, Nokia Networks plan to further engage with the wider ecosystem of technology companies, identifying disruptive innovators and developing new solutions in these domains.

Both companies believe that startups can help companies implement externally developed solutions and create new business and market opportunities. Under the two-year agreement, Nokia Networks and Telecom Italia will seek and evaluate the innovations, implementing new solutions in their respective portfolios.

Sandro Dionisi, Executive Vice President and Director of Global Advisory Services at Telecom Italia
The initiative will give us access to innovators, mainly but not only in Silicon Valley, speed up and improve technical development, leading to newer and better services for our consumers.

Hossein Moiin, Executive Vice President and CTO at Nokia Networks
Startups are a rich source of innovation that can provide building blocks for various telecom and digital services. In particular, we see immense potential in areas such as NFV, SDN, RAN Evolution and SON. 

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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