Nokia partners with Skolkovo Foundation for Russian Mobile Edge expansion

Nokia and the Skolkovo Foundation are expanding Nokia’s Mobile Edge Computing ecosystem in Russia.

The collaboration will advance the development of an array of innovative applications that will allow operators to benefit from new revenue streams as they enrich the mobile customer experience.

Nokia's Mobile Edge Computing platform delivers cloud computing capabilities that allow network processing functions and applications to be hosted closer to users. One particular MEC application allows reduces network congestion to be reduced at high-traffic events such as music concerts and sports games where thousands of subscribers might be accessing the network at the same time to share or view content.

Under a collaboration agreement, Nokia and Skolkovo will work within Skolkovo's startup community. This is a platform enabling registered software teams to collaborate with Russian and international companies to fund and realise their projects in order to advance the innovation of applications, such as video, that can be used with the Nokia Mobile Edge Computing platform. Nokia and Skolkovo will select and award funding for new application projects that will allow operators and event owners to tailor the end-user experience.

Nokia and Skolkovo are already conducting research and development projects on topics including 4G and 5G networks, cloud and cloud RAN, 4G LTE core and IoT. The companies aim to open a research and development facility at the Skolkovo Innovation Center to allow members of the mobile ecosystem to optimise and advance services, applications and network infrastructure to meet future mobile data demand in Russia and around the globe.

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