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Nokia and EE show power of Mobile Edge Computing to enhance customer experience in high traffic locations

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#MWC16 – Nokia and EE show power of Mobile Edge Computing to enhance customer experience in high traffic locations


  • Demonstrations in the GSMA Innovation City show how real-time video can be used to enhance consumer entertainment and security at events

·         Highlights Nokia’s new ‘zone applications’ for meeting high-bandwidth low-latency demands at busy locations as well as generating operator revenue with new services


23 February, 2016


Barcelona, Spain – Following successful demonstrations at Wembley Stadium, Nokia and EE, the UK mobile network operator, work together at Mobile World Congress 2016 to show how Mobile Edge Computing can enable the rapid delivery of innovative services, including ultra low-latency video for stadium security and customer experience applications at high-traffic locations.


When people attend a major event today, they want a mobile experience to complement the thrill of live sport or music. Fans want connectivity that’s reliable, with great content like stats, integration with social media, access to replays, and multiple camera angles. Event organizers and service providers need to provide this connectivity and enable a great content experience. At the same time, mobile connectivity can also be used to maintain a high level of safety for all.


At the GSMA Innovation City during Mobile World Congress 2016, Nokia and EE conduct two demonstrations of Nokia’s zone applications deployed over a Mobile Edge Computing-enabled LTE network:

  • Using Edge Video Orchestration, the Mobile Live TV program is delivered simultaneously to multiple LTE-enabled devices such as smartphones and tablets, reducing latency to hundreds of milliseconds

·         Secure, high-performance technology for managing crowd safety and reporting incidents will provide immediate and complete situational awareness within a venue, managing multiple video streams from LTE-connected bodycams transmitted to control room staff


Nokia and EE are actively developing the Mobile Edge Computing ETSI Standard and have already demonstrated its power at Wembley Stadium.

Click to Tweet: .@nokianetworks @EE demonstrate enriched connected stadium experience at #MWC16 using Mobile Edge Computing http://nokia.ly/1TAIUpD

Solution details at a glance:

·         Deploying applications at the network edge brings content closer to consumers and reduces latency 

  • Nokia zone applications combine LTE and Wi-Fi with Mobile Edge Computing

·         Mobile Edge Computing combined with LTE-broadcast (eMBMS) enables efficient, rapid delivery of live content and requires no modification to the core network

Mansoor Hanif, Director of RAN development at EE, said: “This high-performance and scalable technology offers huge opportunities. We have already shown how it provides our subscribers with a unique video experience in a stadium environment in the most efficient way, and we will continue to work with Nokia to develop new ways of applying the technology.”

Richard Wilson, EE Customer Team head at Nokia, said: “These are just two of the possibilities for the new Nokia zone applications. The incident-reporting solution is the first of its type to allow transmission of multiple real-time video feeds from smartphones and bodycams to a central control room using a Mobile Edge Computing-enabled LTE network. The power of Mobile Edge Computing will expand the possibilities of the connected world and meet the complex demands and security needs of everyone in high-traffic locations.”

Did you know?

·         Nokia’s Mobile Edge Computing solution is called Liquid Applications.

  • Liquid Applications is a software function that leverages the benefits of the telco cloud to deliver flexibility, scalability and efficiency to multiple base station sites.

·         Nokia is a founding member of the Mobile Edge Computing ETSI Industry Specification Group, which fosters an open environment around IT and cloud-computing capabilities within the Radio Access Network.



·         Webpage: Nokia zone applications

·         Press Release: New Mobile Edge Computing initiative for Liquid Applications


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