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Network Services Platform

Automate, manage and control IP and optical networks

Our Network Services Platform (NSP) helps you automate your IP, optical and microwave networks to simplify your operations, respond quickly to fast-changing demand, get the most from your resources and ensure maximum service performance and reliability.

NSP answers your need for more responsive, efficient and reliable networks with: 

  • A complete suite of ready-to-use applications that help your network operations teams cover all use cases for network management, orchestration and control
  • An SDN resource controller that lets your network engineering teams control the network and optimize traffic in real time
  • An open programmable platform that enables your engineers and developers to automate network operations and ease integration with orchestrators and operations support systems (OSS)

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What you get with NSP

Abstract ever-increasing network complexity and diversity

NSP is a comprehensive platform that makes it simpler to build multivendor networks that combine IP, MPLS, optical and microwave technologies across multiple domains. It uses intent-based networking to turn abstract service definitions into device-specific commands and make life easier for your operations team.

Get the most from your people and network resources

NSP reduces your operating cost by enabling you to rely on one management and control platform that supports common tools and practices. By automating repetitive tasks and complex workflows, NSP eases the pressure on your skilled network operations staff and specialized networking tools. It also helps you make better use of your network capacity.

Keep up with fast-changing market demand

NSP aligns your network offering with your service requirements. Its flexible, modular and programmable approach helps you respond to customers’ needs and quickly adapt to changing demand patterns. It provides open interfaces that simplify integration into your existing environment to enable faster deployment and service rollouts.

 

Ensure a high quality of experience for every user and application

NSP is a carrier-class platform that enables you to deliver performance that meets requirements . It provides the tools you need to troubleshoot the network, fix issues quickly, move traffic and reconfigure the network before an incident actually occurs. NSP closes the loop to maintain network performance in real time in unexpected or evolving traffic and network conditions.

What NSP can do for you and your network

Equipment configuration

Quickly commission new network equipment

Zero touch provisioning (ZTP) automates the on-boarding and initial configuration of network devices to speed up infrastructure deployment and reduce human errors.
 

Network service delivery

Accelerate the fulfillment of service requests

NSP utilizes the power of intent-based networking (IBN) to abstract the underlying network complexity and deploy services in minutes if not seconds.
 

Network assurance

Ensure continuous adherence to SLAs

NSP provides supervision, reporting and prediction tools that help you quickly troubleshoot network problems, pinpoint root causes and proactively prevent issues.
 

Path computation

Make the best use of existing network assets

NSP acts as an external SDN controller Path Computation Element (PCE) to ensure optimal multi-layer paths across multiple domains that meet SLAs relating to cost, latency, and bandwidth. More info
 

IP-optical coordination

Boost operational efficiency and service velocity in networks

NSP provides unified network visualization, correlation and optimization across IP and optical layers to enable greater resiliency and enhanced operations.
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Network orchestration

Automate lifecycle management for network services

NSP can automatically create, deploy, update, terminate and delete virtual and containerized network functions, as well as all the data center networks between these network functions.
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Network slicing

Deliver and assure transport and core network slices

NSP automates the creation, assurance and optimization of network slices in transport and core domains.
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Cloud interconnect

Enable cloud-speed provisioning with deterministic QoS

NSP automatically engineers and provisions the necessary transport services to connect network and service functions distributed in edge and core clouds.
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Multivendor management

NSP provides an integrated and comprehensive solution that automates operations for fulfillment, optimization and assurance across multivendor networks. NSP simplifies and accelerates service rollout, troubleshooting and OSS integration by abstracting the detailed, and often complex, operational variations between individual vendors’ products.

NSP makes this possible by onboarding, at runtime, your legacy and new network elements, whether from Nokia or third parties. This is achieved using its pluggable adaptors which support and mediate many standard and proprietary data models and a comprehensive range of management protocols including NETCONF/YANG, CLI and SNMP. NSP can also connect through other domain controllers using proprietary or open interfaces such as T-API.

Network automation and programmability

NSP provides you with a superior toolset that lets you automate your IP, optical and microwave networks to make them more agile, reliable and secure. You can take advantage of our developer portal and user community to access documented APIs, code snippets, tutorials and more.

We have also built a catalog of predefined use cases that will help you save time and reduce risk.

The quantitative benefits of IP network automation

Reduction in labor time, time to revenue, error processing and more

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IP network automation

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400%

ROI for flexible bandwidth services

58%

Less time and cost for on-demand service provisioning

24%

More revenue-generating traffic on existing network

Trust the leaders

More than 900 network operators globally deployed NSP to simplify their operations.

Leverage Nokia experience gained across the management and control of hundreds of modern networks from all around the world.

"In order for SDN to mean we can really improve our customer experience and impact our network economics, we need approaches that consider the real-time state of the network and relate it to the requirements of the service we provide. Doing so allows us to assure performance, and optimise resource usage across all our network layers. Tightly coupling service requirements and performance with network control, as in NSP, promises to deliver real-world benefits of centralised optimisation whilst exploiting the strength of our existing distributed network."

Rob Shakir / BT End-to-End Network Architect

"We applaud NOKIA's initiatives to bring closed-loop automation to networks, and to help apply these modern methods to the large installed base of technology - achieving business transformation even ahead of underlying technology transformation"

Grant Lenahan / Partner and Principal Analyst, Appledore Research Group

Awards and recognition

MEF18

MEF18 – Carrier Ethernet / IP Technology Solution award for Nokia insight-driven IP networking (Nokia NSP+Deepfield+FP-4)

Leading-Lights-winner

2016 Leading Lights – Most Innovative SDN Product Strategy award for Nokia NSP WAN SDN Controller

Global-data

GlobalData – Reports Nokia NSP as “Leader” in Deployment Readiness and Solution Breadth in WAN SDN Controller: Competitive Assessment

ACG

ACG – Reports Nokia NSP as a Global Market Share Leader in SP Multilayer Software Defined Network (SDN)

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