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IP network challenges for service providers

As a service provider, you already know the COVID-19 pandemic has initiated a period of unparalleled growth for IP networks, placing them at the center of a revolution in the way we live, work and play. Uncertainty, rapid service evolution and a traffic mix dominated by bursty, over-the-top applications are the new normal. Mission-critical performance and secure transport are table stakes.  

At the same time, escalating distributed denial of service (DDoS) and man-in-the-middle attacks are taking a greater toll on service quality and brand reputation. Climate change is mandating that everyone runs their business differently.  

To overcome these challenges, IP networks must become more agile, secure and sustainable than ever before.

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Master the unexpected with Nokia FP5  

Nokia’s new generation of network processor silicon, FP5, is designed specifically to ensure your business continues to thrive in these increasingly uncertain and challenging times.  

FP5 builds on FP4’s flexible capability and no-compromise approach to IP silicon design, adding more capacity and security capabilities while significantly driving down power consumption. FP5 lets you quickly evolve your services, neutralize new or escalating network security threats and satisfy growing capacity needs — all while maintaining optimal efficiency, performance and scale.

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Master the unexpected with Nokia’s new FP5 silicon


Network security

As IP networks play an increasingly important role in our day-to-day lives, they become increasingly attractive targets for attackers motivated by political or financial gain. Network security can no longer be an afterthought in network design and deployment. To help you avoid the high cost and complexity of appliance-based network security models, line rate encryption and other network security capabilities have been built directly into Nokia network processor silicon.

ANYsec provides low-latency, native encryption for any transport (IP, MPLS, segment routing, Ethernet or VLAN), on any service, at any time and for any load conditions without impacting performance. Based on industry standards, ANYsec lets you transform internal transport, wholesale, backhaul and VPN services into secure services at a flip of a switch.  

Nokia also takes the network-integrated approach to neutralize volumetric DDoS. Deepfield Defender big data analytics can be combined with FP4- or FP5-based Nokia 7750 Service Router (SR) routers to provide a more accurate, economical and lower-latency alternative to centralized DDoS scrubbers. F4 and FP5 chipsets provide the DDoS filtering scale and performance headroom necessary to be highly precise attack sensor and mitigation elements, without compromising other services running on the same chipsets.

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Flexible capability

To help you navigate operational uncertainty, FP5 is architected to deliver consistently high performance under all circumstances.

With FP5, you aren’t forced to choose between services or settle for a reduced feature set and unpredictable performance. All features and services can be turned on and run at full capacity, so you can do more with fewer routers and line cards. FP5 uses line rate memories and full buffering throughout so performance is never impacted regardless of traffic conditions.

Like its FP predecessors, FP5 has a fully programmable datapath that can deliver major new features and capabilities through simple microcode updates. FP software upgradeability is unique in its scope and proven ability. FP chipsets sit at the heart of the longest serving routers in the industry, providing the lowest TCO of any IP silicon in the market. Multiple FP generations, including FP4 and FP5, can share the same chassis and a consistent feature set to provide optimal flexibility and maximize investment protection.


Power efficiency and sustainability

FP5 sets a new benchmark for power efficiency in IP routing with a 75 percent reduction in  power consumption over previous generations. It reduces its power consumption even more when only a fraction of capacity is being used.  An intelligent aggregation mode enables a 33 percent capacity increase within the same power envelope. With FP5, power efficiency is always optimized, no matter what the load conditions.

FP5 performance remains high even as it takes on multiple concurrent roles with all features and capabilities enabled and running at line rate. This allows service providers to do more with fewer routers and line cards, minimizing their overall power consumption. Highly efficient cooling allows service providers to mate 400G ZR/ZR+ and 800G optics at high density with FP5, lowering total power consumption even further. High density 800G support from day one provides an additional 25 percent to 43 percent power savings over 400G and extends system longevity. 

Nokia is also committed to environmentally sustainable design principles, including materials used, manufacturing processes, circularity of refurbishing and recycling, and packaging. We have publicly committed to lower our carbon emissions by 50 percent from 2019 to 2030. Over 260 of our suppliers have committed to lowering their emissions at our request.


Scalable capacity

To help you achieve massive scale without compromises, FP5 provides more capacity than any other network processor silicon in the market, without sacrificing the performance or breadth of its IP/MPLS/service routing feature set.  

Capable of full 4.8 Tb/s in a 70 percent smaller footprint than its predecessor, FP5 enables three times the capacity of our previous chassis-based systems. It enables 14.4 Tb/s FD (19.2 Tb/s with intelligent aggregation) line cards, high-density 800GE ports, and the ability scale up to 1.6 Tb/s speeds for clear channel routing.  

At 4.8 Tb/s, FP5 is also ideally dimensioned to scale 7750 SR systems downwards.  Compact 7750 SR systems are available in power-optimized 2.4 Tb/s FD, 4.8 Tb/s FD and 14.4 Tb/s FD versions  to help you master the unexpected for any range of connectivity and capacity requirements.

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"Nokia does it again and shows its understanding and commitment to service providers, which has been key in its #1 momentum gain in the overall $12 billion service provider market. With the introduction of its 5th generation FP5 routing silicon, we believe Nokia is well-positioned to continue as a vendor of choice for service providers seeking to evolve their IP networks to become more agile, efficient, and secure all the while providing investment protection."

Ray Mota, CEO and Principal Analyst, ACG Research

"We have had a long relationship with Nokia from the very first silicon processor release. As our network continues to evolve to meet the demands of our customers, innovations such as Nokia’s FP5 silicon will enable us to balance capacity, maintainability and security to deliver the best customer experience. Introducing this exciting innovation into existing platforms will ensure that we can gracefully evolve our networks as we look to manage both planned and unexpected demands in a sustainable way."

Christian Gacon, Vice President, Broadband Networks, Orange France

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