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Nokia harnesses ReefShark for edge server targeted at C-RANs and IoT

Nokia has arguably been the most edge-focused of the major network vendors, throwing heavy support behind ETSI’s MEC (Multi-access Edge Computing), and behind services that would leverage a combination of wireless connectivity and a distributed cloud. Now it has gone a step further and announced its own edge server, a compact addition to its AirFrame cloud infrastructure platform, sporting an open architecture and Nokia’s own new ReefShark chipset. First shown at the recent Zero Touch and Carrier Automation conference in Madrid, this is designed to support ultra-low latency processing, whether to support the links between the edge and the central cloud in a Cloud-RAN, or to enable IoT services for consumers and industries. As such, it fits well with operators’…

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