Nokia and Dell extend network cloud transformation partnership

Nokia and Dell Technologies have extended its strategic partnership to “advance open network architectures in the telecom ecosystem and private 5G use cases among businesses”.

As part of the deal, the mobile giant will adopt Dell as its preferred infrastructure partner for existing Nokia AirFrame customers, offering Dell’s technology as the infrastructure of choice for telecom cloud deployments.

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As a result, the pair will help integrate existing AirFrame customers to Dell’s broad infrastructure portfolio, including Dell PowerEdge servers.

Nokia Chief Strategy and Technology Officer, Nishant Batra, said: “This strategic partnership will make both companies more flexible and able to better address future customer needs.

“Dell’s digital transformation expertise and global scale, services and support will provide a seamless transition option for Nokia AirFrame customers, and Nokia’s vast experience in the design, deployment, and operation of high-performance public and private mobile networks will provide Dell’s customers with a comprehensive, scalable private wireless solution.”

Batra added: “In line with our technology strategy, our continued collaboration with Dell will help address the future needs of our customers brought on by the increasing demands on networks and provide solutions to help communications service providers scale modern networks to the cloud.”

Dell Technologies SVP and GM, Dennis Hoffman, continued: “Through our collaboration, Nokia and Dell Technologies will harness each company’s expertise and expanded distribution to simply and quickly scale modern telecom networks and private 5G use cases.

“With our decades of digital transformation experience, we’re ready to work together with Nokia’s customers to continue their network cloud transformation journey on the industry’s top selling compute platform.”