Nokia CNS’ Recent Awards


This post shares industry accolades in chronological order over the past 12 months. e.g. October 2020-21. What follows is a brief sample of work done at Nokia CNS, Cloud & Network Services. Chances are, another update will be needed by the end of the year to better reflect 2021’s record.

In follow up discussions after my session on Human Centered Artificial Intelligence (HC AI) at Design Thinking 2021, I was asked to further elaborate about what we do at Nokia CNS across the board. That can be illustrated by sharing some real life examples in the public domain, such as the ones shown here to begin with.

Nonetheless, please note that while these feature remarkable achievements, it is worth highlighting that they are just the tip of iceberg given the breath and scope of Nokia CNS’ portfolio. For those of you interested in further insights, I would refer you to Nokia’s communications. Here are the links to two announcements which were made a year apart:

In his blog from back in March, R. Sahgal, President of Nokia CNS, outlines the following targets:

  • Growth in 5G Core
  • Widening use of analytics and AI-based services that add intelligence to the network
  • Accelerating update of private wireless and industrial automation
  • Increasing investment in digital operations and closed loop automation, and,
  • Surging interest in managed security

Cloud and Network Services: Leading cloud-native and as-a-service delivery Models. March 24, 2021.

At the bottom of this page you will also find a link to the ‘Nokia Achievements’ official page, which expands upon this list to also feature award winning work by Nokians at Bell Labs, Mobile Networks, Network Infrastructure, and the company as a whole.


GLOTEL AWARDS – NOVEMBER 23, 2021

BEST VENDOR 5G INNOVATION

FINALIST

“Recognizing innovation and excellence from the companies involved in advancing and transforming today’s telecoms industry. The Glotels shortlist is here! The winners will be announced during an online ceremony on 23 November.”

Global Telecoms Awards 2021.

NOKIA 5G SA CHARGING FUNCTION

“Nokia Converged Charging (NCC) is built for the dynamic needs of the 5G economy. It provides real-time rating and charging capabilities, enabling Communications Service Providers (CSPs) to effectively monetize all new revenue opportunities and provide a better experience for their consumer and enterprise customers.”

Unlock 5G monetization opportunities with convergent charging.  


GLOTEL AWARDS – NOVEMBER 23, 2021

SECURITY SOLUTION OF THE YEAR

FINALIST

“Recognizing innovation and excellence from the companies involved in advancing and transforming today’s telecoms industry. The Glotels shortlist is here! The winners will be announced during an online ceremony on 23 November.”

Global Telecoms Awards 2021.

NOKIA NETGUARD XDR

“Nokia NetGuard XDR Security Operations is a cloud-native Extended Detection and Response (XDR) platform suite, built as a use-case driven solution for flexibility and ease of integration. NetGuard XDR is already being deployed and has demonstrated 70% increased effectiveness at blocking threats in Security Operations Centers.”

NetGuard XDR Security Operations.


WORLD COMMUNICATIONS AWARDS – OCTOBER 26, 2021

WOMEN IN TELECOMS

FINALIST

“Every entry that has made the shortlist deserves to be celebrated as they represent the very best of the global telecom industry and more importantly has already made it past the rigorous scrutiny of our panel of expert and independent figures from across the world.”

WCA Finalists Innovation and Excellence in Telecoms. October 15, 2021.

NOKIA’S MARY O’NEILL

“Mary is Vice President and responsible for the portfolio management of Business Applications at Nokia. Mary joined Nokia in 2016 via the Nokia security acquisition of Nakina Systems where she was CEO. Mary held numerous positions in Nakina prior to becoming CEO including VP Sales and BusDev, VP Marketing and VP of PLM. Prior to Nakina– Mary was VP of Optera Metro including both optical systems and network management at Nortel including responsibility for business and R&D. Mary is also an experienced BOD member having served on both business and charitable boards.”

TMF Digital Transformation World Series. Mary O’Neill Biography.


5G WORLD – SEPTEMBER 23, 2021

MOST INNOVATIVE AI/ML TECHNOLOGY

AWARD WINNER

“The 5G World Awards celebrate innovation and excellence in the telco industry – acknowledging the entire ecosystem both within London and beyond. With 13 dedicated awards categories, the 5G World Awards are designed to showcase innovation in 5G trials, developments, automation technology, core network technologies and more.”

5G World Awards 2021. September 23, 2021.

NOKIA & VODAFONE ANOMALY DETECTION

“5G World has honored it with the “Most Innovative Artificial Intelligence or Machine Learning Technology for the Network” Award for Anomaly Detection Service, a software product jointly developed with Vodafone, that detects and remediates network anomalies before they impact customers.”

“Anomaly Detection Service, launched in July, is based on Nokia Bell Labs technology and is being rolled out across Vodafone’s pan-European network. The product quickly detects and troubleshoots irregularities, such as mobile site congestion and interference, and unexpected latency, that can impact customer service quality. Vodafone expects that around 80 percent of all its anomalous mobile network issues and capacity demands will be automatically detected and addressed using Anomaly Detection Service.”

Nokia wins 5G World award for most innovative machine learning software product.


DESIGN & INNOVATION GLOBAL AWARDS – SEPTEMBER 20, 2021

DESIGN & INNOVATION GLOBAL

AWARD WINNER

“The winners of the Design & Innovation Awards across 5 categories were announced on Monday, September 20th. These winners were recognized for their excellence across innovation and human-centered design (HCD) accomplishments.”

“From traditional case studies and design-led transformation stories to organizational resilience and agility in trying times, Design Thinking and innovative, human-centered approaches continue to grow in relevance and application across scenarios and disciplines. To highlight these efforts, the 2021 Design & Innovation Global Awards feature exceptional stories demonstrating how Human-Centered Design and the Design Thinking methodology are pivotal to transformation journeys of all types.”

Design & Innovation Awards Winners announced at Design Thinking 2021 Conference. September 21, 2021.

NOKIA’S JOSE DE FRANCISCO

“Jose de Francisco is the Chief Designer at Nokia Cloud & Network Services, the global software leader in the telecommunications sector, and Head of Nokia’s Chicago Innovation Center, an interdisciplinary R&D facility pioneering emerging digital technologies. His professional experience encompasses leadership responsibilities in strategy, design, product management, research, new ventures and marketing.”

“De Francisco is an award-winning designer and a Distinguished Member (DMTS) of Bell Labs for work on next generation mobile platforms, operations and applications, he also holds several active patents and an extensive design portfolio featuring 20+ brands. De Francisco has served with the Advisory Boards for MIT’s Institute of Data, Systems and Society (IDSS) and Illinois Tech’s Entrepreneurship Center. He co-authored the ‘Human Factors Engineering Manifesto’ and is championing the ‘Quality Experiences by Design’ practice devoted to advancing the field of Human Centered Artificial Intelligence (HC AI). His endeavors can be followed on innovarista.org”

VIDEO #1: DESIGN & INNOVATION AWARDS CEREMONY – 2:00 MIN CLIP

DESIGN & INNOVATION GLOBAL AWARDS – SEPTEMBER 20, 2021

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

FINALIST

“Digital transformation includes more than a singular digital product, technology investment or service experience. True digital innovation is a holistic, ongoing and collaborative journey, involving the continuous optimization and harmonization of people, process, and technology to develop meaningful experiences both internally and externally. The pandemic pushed digital-first experiences to the forefront, pressing organizations to innovate or fall behind. With this in mind, this category recognizes how Design Thinking and Human-Centered Design play an integral role in spurring more innovative, viable, and sustainable digital shifts.”

NOKIA VENTURE DESIGN STUDIO

“Nokia VDS, Venture Design Studio, implements customer centric practices that involve interdisciplinary talent and co-creation initiatives in a collaborative design environment. Since its inception, Nokia VDS’ culture has been shaped to operate at the fuzzy leading edge and is, therefore, home to QXbD (Quality eXperiences by Design). This practice identifies legitimate problems and devises authentic signature solutions driven by impactful outcomes. Nokia VDS has worked with six cohorts to date, which have engaged customers and strategic partners to create genuine and transformative value. We believe in furthering the possibilities of digital solutions by making tech human.”

VIDEO #2: NOKIA VDS, VENTURE DESIGN STUDIO – 1:00 MIN CLIP

GOOGLE CLOUD PARTNER OF THE YEAR AWARDS – JULY 20, 2021

PARTNER OF THE YEAR

AWARD WINNER

“From application development to machine learning, Google Cloud partners are on the front lines of digital innovation. We’re proud to work with these organizations to turn new ideas into industry breakthroughs. These partners are working with Google Cloud to solve some of today’s biggest business challenges.”

Google Cloud Partner Awards 2020. July 20, 2021.

NOKIA CLOUD BASED 5G RADIO SOLUTIONS

“We’re proud to be named a Google Cloud Industry Solutions Partner of the Year. This award recognizes our success leveraging Google Cloud Platform to create comprehensive and compelling solutions that made a significant impact on one industry across multiple regions.”

“The two companies will develop 5G solutions combining Nokia’s Radio Access Network (RAN), Open RAN, and Cloud RAN, with Google’s edge computing platform. Building on recent partnership announced in February, new collaboration between Nokia and Google Cloud will deliver additional 5G monetization opportunities for Communication Service Providers.”

Nokia and Google Cloud partner to develop new, cloud-based 5G radio solutions. March 15, 2021.


FIERCE INNOVATION AWARDS – DECEMBER 9, 2021

MOST INNOVATIVE AUTOMATED

SERVICE ORCHESTRATION SOLUTION

AWARD WINNER

“Fierce Innovation Award categories are designed to identify and showcase outstanding service and equipment developments unveiled during the past 12 months along with those who make them, install them, and deploy them. These awards are intended to promote the competitive spirit and initiative that spurs the design, development, and distribution of groundbreaking solutions; to seek out the most evolutionary & revolutionary technologies and services in the industry; and to recognize and reward the best and brightest operators, service providers, and vendors for their commitment to next-gen business and consumer offerings.”

Fierce Telecoms Awards 2020. December 9, 2020.

NOKIA DIGITAL OPERATIONS CENTER

“Nokia’s Digital Operations Center software opens new revenue opportunities for communications service providers (CSPs) by establishing innovation ecosystems that offer Network as a Service (NaaS) capabilities to new vertical industries focused on 5G growth and expansion.”

“As a winner of the 2020 Fierce Innovation Awards, the Digital Operations Center was evaluated based on ease of use, ROI, effectiveness, technical innovation, competitive advantage, and financial impact. Since launching in June 2020, Nokia’s Digital Operations Center solution has been selected to support numerous projects globally by CSPs and other industry partners that are building NaaS platforms that span their existing network infrastructures, in conjunction with their build-out of 5G networks.”

VIDEO #3: NOKIA DIGITAL OPERATIONS CENTER – 1:32 MIN CLIP

Nokia’s Digital Operations Center software wins Fierce Innovation Award. December 10, 2020.


NOKIA’S LEGENDARY RECORD

“For more than a century, our unrivaled history of innovation has formed the foundation and shaped the future of technology across the spectrum of telecommunications. From the transistor to the laser and solar cells to satellite communications our inventions have created positive industry disruption.”

“Recognized as leading the technology evolutions that matter, we are committed to delivering networks at the edge of science across mobile, infrastructure, cloud and enabling technologies. We are also committed to nurturing diversity that makes Nokia a more vibrant and exciting place to work.”

Nokia Achievements.

VIDEO #4: NOKIA – 2:12 MIN CLIP

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