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Nokia targets webscale market with “petabit-class” network processor

Nokia has finally built on the IP routing jewels which it acquired with Alcatel-Lucent and delivered a blistering new processor and router, which could help in its quest to target business beyond the telco space. The FP4 processor will put Nokia on course to target webscale giants like Google and Facebook, as well as operator with their rising levels of IP traffic to manage. When Nokia acquired ALU, the IP routing business was one of the French firm’s high points and was taking share from Cisco and others in some areas of the carrier market. However, it has gone rather quiet under Nokia’s wing, and in the company’s most recent results announcement, the fixed and IP/optical segment was the chief…

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