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Nokia launches Corteca home connectivity software to create and monetize better broadband experiences

by Anthony Weaver

21 August 2023

Orlando, Florida – Nokia today announced the launch of Corteca, a new
end-to-end home connectivity software for broadband devices that will
enable service providers to significantly enhance customer experiences,
generate new revenues and reduce operational costs.

Service providers are bringing multi-gigabit speeds to the home, but
more than 40% of households are reporting issues with in-home
connectivity. Operators remain challenged by today’s in-home Wi-Fi
solutions, plagued by complex installation processes, limited
interoperability, inconsistent coverage and dead zones that lead to
frustrated subscribers. Nokia’s Corteca addresses these challenges,
providing a combination of advanced Wi-Fi performance and devices in the
home along with effective customer support tools and proactive
monitoring in the cloud. In recent customer trials, Nokia’s Corteca
solution increased peak hour Wi-Fi throughput by 70 percent and reduced
average handling time of helpdesk calls by 50 percent.

Nokia Corteca home connectivity software consists of:

* Corteca Cloud: an intelligent controller with a “single pane of
glass” interface to manage both home Wi-Fi networks, and network-wide
broadband device deployments.
* Corteca Applications: a marketplace with value-added applications so
service providers can generate new sources of revenue.

* Corteca Device Software: powering Nokia’s growing line-up of
broadband devices for Fiber and FWA gateways and mesh Wi-Fi beacons.

The Corteca Cloud, formerly known as the WiFi Cloud Controller,
introduces a new marketplace to deliver Corteca Applications. This gives
service providers access to a catalog of value-added, revenue generating
services. The marketplace allows operators to try applications before
purchasing and centrally manage what is made available to their
subscribers. Corteca Applications cover a variety of uses cases,
including enhanced security, intelligent device fingerprinting, gaming
optimization, and more. In addition, Nokia has opened up the marketplace
to an eco-system of 3rd party developers to bring additional value-added
applications to the market.

Nokia’s Corteca Device Software runs on the in-home broadband and
Wi-Fi devices and works in real-time with cloud-based operations to
monitor and manage the end-user experience. Nokia combines open-source
software with industry standards and is the first vendor to provide
seamless communications and management for multi-vendor mesh Wi-Fi and
devices. The Corteca Device Software also provides a container
application framework to isolate and applications from the underlying
operating system. It allows operators to seamlessly run, manage, and
dynamically update applications independent of the device software to
reduce costs.

Michael Philpott, Research Director, Digital Consumer Services at Omdia,
said: “Providing an unparalleled broadband user experience in the home
has long been a challenge that operators continue to grapple with today.
Navigating the complex terrain of single Wi-Fi interfaces, device
compatibility and user behavior requires a harmonious symphony of
technical expertise and customer-centric solutions. Having the ability
to both manage the devices in the home and deliver value applications
that can be targeted to each unique customer can be a game changer for
operators seeking to drive enhanced user experiences and generate
additional revenue.”

Justin Doucette, head of Wi-Fi for Fixed Networks Broadband Devices at
Nokia, said: “Similar to what the PC market and the mobile phone
market did in the past, the CPE market is systematically separating the
application from the operating system in order to empower developers,
enable operators, and delight users. The key is a unique and truly open
approach – with no vendor lock-in and the ability to onboard and
integrate with 3rd parties.”

Did you know

* Corteca uses open cloud-to-device communication based on the
USP/TR-369 standard from the Broadband Forum.
* Corteca Device Software uses EasyMesh from the WiFi Alliance for
communication between Wi-Fi access points
* Corteca devices are based on the Open Broadband USP Agent
implementation from the Broadband Forum
* The Corteca Cloud and several Corteca powered devices are currently
available to all service providers. The Corteca Applications and
Marketplace will be available for trials this year.

About Nokia

At Nokia, we create technology that helps the world act together.

As a B2B technology innovation leader, we are pioneering networks that
sense, think and act by leveraging our work across mobile, fixed and
cloud networks. In addition, we create value with intellectual property
and long-term research, led by the award-winning Nokia Bell Labs.

Service providers, enterprises and partners worldwide trust Nokia to
deliver secure, reliable and sustainable networks today – and work
with us to create the digital services and applications of the future.

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