The companies signed a memorandum of understanding for the partnership and also will further develop a Nokia Siemens platform that aims to help providers deliver media services and content to users, Intel and Nokia Siemens said Thursday.
Also included in MoU are plans to create a mobile edge computing ecosystem for over-the-top content providers, independent software vendors and application service providers.
“Mobile operators have an extensive network of base stations in numerous locations,” said Dirk Lindemeier, head of Nokia Siemens’ Liquid Net product line.
“Placing applications and services in the base station will turn the base station into an intelligent part of a mobile operator's network, to serve and deliver local content,” he added.
The Liquid Applications platform centers on a cloud-based server for content storage, localized processing and real-time access to radio and network information found inside a base station.
Radio Applications Cloud Server utilizes a platform Intel designed for the communications infrastructure sector.
“Operators can now extend the applications and services cloud all the way out to the base station,” said Steve Price, general manager of Intel's communications infrastructure division.