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)
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Transport and core network slicing
NSP introduces new automated network slicing capabilities that enables you to streamline operations, reduce errors and meet high expectations for service velocity.
NSP Service Fulfilment – physical topology with resource overlay
NSP Fault Management – alarm distribution
NSP Network Supervision – geo map
NSP Service Supervision – impact diagram
NSP IP/MPLS Optimization – network info and statistics
NSP Cross Domain Coordinator – physical IP & optical topology
NSP Workflow Manager – flow execution visualization
NSP Analytics – port throughput summary
ROI for flexible bandwidth services
Less time and cost for on-demand service provisioning
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."
"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"
Awards and recognition
MEF18 – Carrier Ethernet / IP Technology Solution award for Nokia insight-driven IP networking (Nokia NSP+Deepfield+FP-4)
2016 Leading Lights – Most Innovative SDN Product Strategy award for Nokia NSP WAN SDN Controller
GlobalData – Reports Nokia NSP as “Leader” in Deployment Readiness and Solution Breadth in WAN SDN Controller: Competitive Assessment
ACG – Reports Nokia NSP as a Global Market Share Leader in SP Multilayer Software Defined Network (SDN)
Nokia and Asiacell to boost network performance with next-gen microwave network in Iraq
Nokia accelerates Telenet cloud services with 5G core deal
Nokia and Mobily pilot world’s first 4G and 5G Fixed Wireless Access network slicing
Nokia and M1 partner with 5G standalone Core to drive Singapore’s 5G ecosystem
Nokia to accelerate Tele2’s digitalization with distributed cloud core
Equinix adds Nokia IP to its global interconnect network to support customers moving to 5G
- Network automation and programmability: Using the Nokia NSP for intent-based networking (IBN)
- Programmability for network automation: Supporting modern workflows while evolving to an intent-based networking system and DevOps
- A unified approach to the automation, control and assurance of IP/optical networks
- Carrier SDN-enabled Dynamic Enterprise Services
- Achieving efficient IP-optical network automation: Multilayer coordination with the Nokia NSP