Cormac Whelan, Head-UK & Ireland, Nokia

'This project highlights the breadth of Nokia's capabilities in technology and services, as well as our extensive ecosystem of cloud technology partners. I'm particularly proud of the role our new Global Cloud Design Center has played in first demonstrating the potential of an integrated cloud native core to Three, prior to working with the customer to tailor the design and delivery of a solution to meet its needs.'

Cormac Whelan
Head-UK & Ireland,

Nokia and Three UK, part of CK Hutchison, are to deploy the world's first fully integrated cloud native core network. The Three UK network will enable massive scalability, allowing Three UK to rapidly respond to customers' dynamic service demands while preparing for IoT and 5G.

By applying cloud-native principles into its cloud software design, Nokia will enable Three UK to leverage the full benefit of the cloud architecture, including massive scalability and better reliability. This will provide the highest quality service experience for Three UK's customers, even in the busiest locations, as demand for VoLTE and high-definition video continues to grow.

Nokia will begin deployment of Three UK's new core network in multiple data center locations in the course of 2017. The flexible and scalable cloud platform employed will allow Three UK to increase efficiencies, while also benefitting from the breadth of Nokia's technology and services capabilities, including the expertise offered by the Global Cloud Design Center opened in the UK in September 2016.

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