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Nokia anyRAN solution is expanding the deployment options of Cloud RAN

Nokia's anyRAN approach enables a fast transition to Cloud RAN which can result hybrid networks as an option. Common software between Cloud RAN and purpose-built RAN In-line acceleration technology ensure consistent performance and interoperability.

Nokia provides future-ready Cloud RAN networks that remove complexity and ensure openness and flexibility, also ensures the freedom of choice among any server and cloud environment, including the Containers-as-a-Service (CaaS) layer and associated server hardware providers without supplier lock-in.

Extending to enterprise private wireless on partner cloud core

Nokia anyRAN for enterprise offers more choice and flexibility for enterprises through collaboration with best-in-class system integrators and cloud core solution providers alongside providing Nokia’s AirScale radio access portfolio to suit their specific requirements. This helps enterprise accelerate and simplify the adoption of 5G for digital transformation.

Field-proven network efficiency

Efficiency for nationwide public and on-premises enterprise radio access – and anything in between

5G networks are reliably serving subscribers across entire countries through cells served by thousands to hundreds of thousands of radio units. Cloud networks are expanding to the edge. In 5G and Cloud, operators and enterprises seek efficiency gains: with its anyRAN approach Nokia maximizes the baseband options to make the most of the radio units and optimize overall operational and energy efficiency. 

Nokia anyRAN solution provides operators the freedom to choose how to build their network from any mixture of purpose built RAN and Cloud RAN. It also gives the possibility of combining different ways of building their Cloud RAN on on-premise, hybrid or public cloud, based on the selected server vendors and/or the service of webscales.

Future-ready performance

5G layer 1 imposes stringent real-time processing requirements on the vDU. Similar to computer graphic cards, Nokia Cloud RAN Smart NIC card integrates In-line acceleration and whole L1 SW, this card can be used with multiple different GPP which are processing L2/L3. This provides for efficient and flexible scalability. Nokia anyRAN makes field-proven, energy-efficient and high-performance L1 In-Line acceleration available on Nokia's and any partner's cloud and server offerings - allowing to benefit from leading RAN software, leading remote radio heads and massive MIMO antennas in any network constellation: cloud, purpose-built or hybrid-networks.

Driving a wide supplier ecosystem and excellent customer experience

Nokia anyRAN provides a flexible and open path to scalable benefits through combining the best-of-breed hardware and software components and different hardware and CaaS platform options. It ensures enhanced flexibility to support the future deployment models and use cases required by CSPs and enterprises.

Driving a wide supplier

How Nokia is collaborating with its partners

Partner Collaborations


Nokia and Google partnership on anyRAN solution


Nokia and Dell partnership on Nokia anyRAN solution


Nokia and HPE partnership on Nokia anyRAN solution

How Nokia creates value through partnerships


Nokia and IBM anyRAN collaboration


Nokia and Red Hat partnership on Cloud RAN


Nokia and AWS anyRAN partnership

Blogs by our Partners

Press Releases with our Partners

Nokia anyRAN advantages

Feature and performance parity

anyRAN makes Cloud RAN able to perform feature and performance consistency with purpose-built RAN, enabled by common software and In-Line acceleration technology

Cloud infrastructure flexibility

anyRAN runs on multiple CaaS layers and  on multiple COTS servers or on cloud infrastructure

Freedom to choose hardware

anyRAN provides possibility to choose hardware from preferred vendors like HPE and Dell, or use webscale advantage

The general processing advantage

anyRAN support using multiple general-purpose processors  through collaboration with server makers


anyRAN provides deep, multi-level disaggregation allows fitting CloudRAN in many more environments than ever before. Beyond that, there are optimized AirScale baseband solutions. Performance consistency across platforms allows for co-existence and smooth evolution

Energy efficiency

Nokia solution provides capability of utilizing energy efficient processors for hardware and AI/ML for network management

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