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    Nokia launches energy saving services for MNOs to sell


    Care for some Energy and Home Management SaaS?

    System maker Nokia has launched two services for network operators to sell, bot of which promise to save energy and maybe even cut the electricity bills of everyone from consumers to corporates. One helps mobile network operators (MNOs) spot run more efficient networks, the other helps consumers stop wasting time, money and energy at home. 

    Both services use the Nokia AVA system’s analytics, virtualization and automation (AVA) to optimise the use of energy and create efficiencies in areas we couldn’t reach in ways that we couldn’t manage. In theory. The simplicity of execution is provided by offering this as a service that mobile network operators can sell their subscribers. Nokia said these will offer instant savings for network operators and customers.

    The Nokia AVA for Energy SaaS helps MNOs spot anomalies and benchmark the energy efficiency of the batteries, power supplies and air conditioning units that consume half the energy used by the passive parts of network infrastructure. Nokia made a pledge to cut 50% of emissions the value chain between 2019 and 2030, so this system will target its own operations, products in use, logistics and final assembly supplier factories.

    Nokia Home Device Management service is ‘vendor agnostic’ and automatically adjusts devices across any estate, no matter how many smart home thermostats, lighting systems and connected refrigerators the owner might have. It can remotely manage the millions of variables found in customer premise equipment (CPE) for homes and businesses, such as residential gateway, 5G fixed wireless access devices, Wi-fi extenders and IP set-top boxes. It could also create much more secure and reliable broadband connectivity for the smart home.

    This energy service uses artificial intelligence to monitor multi-vendor network traffic patterns and cut the use of connectivity resources during low usage periods. By constantly monitoring network traffic patterns and making instant adjustments the software can make twice the energy savings of normal non-AI systems, which work by the old fashioned method of temporarily shutting down network resources based on fixed schedules. Nokia says it might even make five times the saving. However, it has not provided any figures to illustrate the scale of the saving or back up its claims. 

    The machine learning Nokia Anomaly Detection service was first announced in November 2021. Nokia currently manages 150 million home devices through its software and is rated the best on the market for AI Ops and Network Data Management by Appledore Consulting. 

    “The convergence of cloud native software, hyperscaler collaboration and 5G allow Nokia to automate the services,” said Hamdy Farid, Nokia’s SVP of Business Applications.