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In pictures: Cognitive networks are the future: Vodafone, NSN

Vodafone and Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) hosted an event for employees and customers on the developments that the two companies are working on in the area of smart, cognitive networks, liquid applications, small cells and voice over LTE (VoLTE).

  • Vodafone and Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) hosted an event for employees and customers on the developments that the two companies are working on in the area of smart, cognitive networks, liquid applications, small cells and voice over LTE (VoLTE).

  • Sandra Pickering, Director of Technology, Vodafone New Zealand started off the event calling it NZ's version of the World Mobile Congress

  • Wolfgang Hackenberg, head of Vodafone global business team at Nokia talked about how the value of connectivity lies in permeating society, and that the industry is only at the tip of the iceberg now with smart devices.

  • Detlev Otto, CTO at Vodafone business for Nokia, pointed out that by 2020 1GB of personalised data would have to be made available to each user. This means roughly sixteen times more than today. He also traced the developments that NSN is working on, indcluding datacentre SDN planned for 2015.

  • Otto also strewssed on the need for refined urban solutions, including small cell LTE, and the requirement for telcos to reinvent themselves for the cloud to keep up with network requirements.

  • Steve Cadywould, Nokia services manager for A/NZ, spoke about the relevance of predictive operations. According to him, NSN is already providing a 15 per cent improvement in service levels at a pilot with a major Indian telco with the help of big data and predictive analytics.

  • The comapnies took customers around to live demo stations which showed the promise of the future, including VoLTE.

  • Demos were also conducted to highlight the importance of urban solutions, such as small cells.

  • Tony Baird, head of networks at Vodafone NZ explains the significance of the work the company is currently doing in the country to an event attendee.

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