Nokia Networks partners with Intel to launch a new innovation center in Bath, UK that will provide resources and capabilities to enable the development of new mobile broadband applications and services. The platform will allow 'Ultra-responsiveness' and enable new localized services like augmented reality, real-time business promotions, or new proximity and context-based features, said Nokia.
The innovation center that is based on Nokia Networks Liquid Applications and its newly added 3rd party application - AppFactory technology from Broadpeak, will be powered by Intel technology-based servers.
According to Nokia, EE, the first UK operator to benefit from this facility, will be testing the solution with plans to provide connectivity from its own live LTE network to facilitate the initiative.
The platform alllows frequently accessed data such as instant video replays or player statistics at sports venues to be delivered to nearby users from the edge of the network, which alleviates operator network load as content does not have to be repeatedly requested over the network.