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Nokia Networks invests in mobile network multivendor optimization; buys a 3-D geolocation solution

by david.nunes

Nokia Networks invests in mobile network multivendor optimization; buys a 3-D geolocation solution from NICE Systems

July 3, 2014

Espoo, Finland – Nokia Networks announced today that it has bought a broad solution for advanced geolocation* capabilities from NICE Systems (NASDAQ: NICE) to enhance the planning and optimization of mobile networks. Nokia Networks gains access to tools, technical expertise, and the right to further develop these capabilities.  

Geolocation uses three dimensional modelling aimed at delivering unparalleled accuracy of network performance for multivendor networks. We believe that when combined with Nokia’s services expertise, this technology helps to provide deep insight into traffic trends and the performance of mobile broadband networks.

 “Advanced network planning and optimization services are at the forefront of Nokia Networks’ strategic services to mobile operators. The evolution of small cells and LTE necessitates more accurate 3-D geolocation capabilities. Nokia Networks  intends to enhance this unique solution in order to offer superior services to our customers, regardless of which network gear they use,” said Dennis Lorenzin, head of Network Planning and Optimization** at the Global Services business unit of Nokia Networks.

 “Nokia Networks intends to build up a competence center in Israel, develop its future portfolio around 3-D modeling, and increase automation in its services. This is a further step in Nokia Networks’ pursuit of innovation that comes from the global community of technology companies,” said Dror Nemirovsky, head of Ecosystem Ventures at Nokia Networks.

“NICE is very pleased with this new engagement with Nokia Networks,” said Yaron Tchwella, President, NICE Security Group. “Nokia Networks is one of the leading mobile broadband service providers for the telecom operators worldwide, and with this arrangement, our unique 3-D solution will now be made available for a much larger installed base.”

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 About Nokia
Nokia invests in technologies important in a world where billions of devices are connected. We are focused on three businesses: network infrastructure software, hardware and services, which we offer through Nokia Networks; location intelligence, which we provide through HERE; and advanced technology development and licensing, which we pursue through Nokia Technologies. Each of these businesses is a leader in its respective field.

Nokia Networks is the world’s specialist in mobile broadband. From the first ever call on GSM, to the first call on LTE, we operate at the forefront of each generation of mobile technology. Our global experts invent the new capabilities our customers need in their networks. We provide the world’s most efficient mobile networks, the intelligence to maximize the value of those networks, and the services to make it all work seamlessly. www.nsn.com // http://company.nokia.com

About NICE
NICE Systems (NASDAQ: NICE) is the worldwide leading provider of software solutions that enable organizations to take the next best action in order to improve customer experience and business results, ensure compliance, fight financial crime, and safeguard people and assets. NICE’s solutions empower organizations to capture, analyze, and apply, in real time, insights from both structured and unstructured Big Data. This data comes from multiple sources, including phone calls, mobile apps, emails, chat, social media, video, and transactions. NICE solutions are used by over 25,000 organizations in more than 150 countries, including over 80 of the Fortune 100 companies. www.nice.com.

*Geolocation is a technique used to determine the precise physical location of events that occur in a mobile network.  These events may include for example dropped calls and through analysis of such events it is possible to gain a better understanding of typical subscribers’ mobile broadband experience. 

** Network Planning and Optimization (NPO): Network and service quality have a significant impact on mobile device customers’ satisfaction and loyalty. By maximizing the network’s full potential, Nokia Networks wide range of NPO services are designed to help operators improve the performance, consistency and reliability of both networks and services while keeping the overall cost base in check. NPO focuses on four key areas: Improving data services for end users through mobile broadband performance optimization, maximizing the value of customer engagement management by improving the identified experience issues, evolving the network to 4G, and identifying and improving capacity hotspots in cities.

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