Nokia Networks, Intel Open Innovation Center in UK for New Apps & Content Delivery Methods

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.

"The opening of this innovation center in the UK gives us the chance to continue to introduce world-leading new services on to our LTE network. Testing in this state of the art new center offers us an opportunity to fully explore the value which our network can bring to our customers, through innovations such as Liquid Applications, keeping us ahead of the competition and bringing the best minds in innovation to the UK.”

-         Mansoor Hanif, Director of RAN & Programs at EE

The joint initiative is a strong reiteration of the collaboration to develop Liquid Applications for the market.  This will also play a key role in transforming the UK’s mobile services landscape. We welcome all operators to join us in this exciting venture which also offers tremendous opportunities for application developers to show their skills to the world.”

-         Dirk Lindemeier, head of Liquid Applications at Nokia Networks

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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