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Ana Pesovic discusses the three core elements required in creating a smart city

For centuries, humanity has looked for new ways to build smarter cities; ways that improve city operations, grow the economy and create a better place for people to work and live. From the aqueducts in Rome to the more recent technology innovations that help simplify the challenges of urban life, cities are, and have been, getting smarter throughout history.

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Chorus chooses Nokia for new trial under ‘One Open Access Network Infrastructure’ vision

New Zealand service provider, Chorus has collaborated with Nokia on an open access network infrastructure designed to help fulfil on-demand service for optical services.

Based on emerging MEF Layer 1 standards, the Nokia wavelength service was selected to aid Chorus with the delivery of fully instrumented, standards-based optical services to existing customers, whilst facilitating new channels to market.

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Sri Reddy appointed co-president of IP/Optical Networks (ION) at Nokia Group

ESPOO, FINLAND - Nokia has appointed Sri Reddy, an experienced leader in Nokia's ION business group, as co-president of Nokia IP/Optical Networks business group and as member of the Group Leadership Team (GLT), with immediate effect. Current President of ION business group, Basil Alwan, will continue as a GLT member, co-president of the ION business group and an advisor to the CEO.

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Nokia chosen by China Mobile for optical transport network

China Mobile is currently building a new optical transport network that will support improved data centre interconnect, consumer broadband services and 4G backhaul. The operator has chosen Nokia to build the integrated IP/optical transport network, and deployment has already begun. The network will also support the next-generation of network services, especially 5G.

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Nokia reveals new president of global services as Sanjay Goel

ESPOO, FINLAND – Nokia has announced the appointment of Sanjay Goel as president of global services and member of the group leadership team from 1 April 2018. Goel will report to Nokia president and chief executive officer, Rajeev Suri. Igor Leprince, who previously held position, will support Goel during a transition period and then leave Nokia to pursue opportunities outside the company.

‘I want to thank Igor for his contributions to Nokia. I warmly welcome Sanjay to the GLT, and look forward to working together to further strengthen Global Services,’ said Rajeev Suri.

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As data demand ramps ever higher, researchers are looking to innovative amplifier designs to help transport a broader light spectrum through optical fibres, finds Andy Extance

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Duncan Ellis shares his views about the increased focus on automation from network operators, and how the physical layer has so far stubbornly resisted the move

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Switching off copper networks where fibre has been deployed is the end game, so why are so few operators doing it, wonders Pauline Rigby

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With demand for fibre to the premises increasing, Keely Portway looks at the role training plays in ensuring installation skills remain available to meet this growing demand

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