Nokia deploys datacenter interconnect solution with Thailand’s INET

25 September, 2017

Bangkok, Thailand – Nokia has provided its DCI solution for Internet Thailand Public Company Ltd. (INET), marking one of the first long-haul DCI solutions in the country. Nokia’s Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) technology will connect INET’s two datacenters in the capital city Bangkok to a site in Saraburi.

In keeping with the trend of Big Data, where major global customers are expanding their data hosting plans, INET has seen its datacenter business grow significantly over the past few years. The ICT solutions provider invested in multiple datacenter sites to support this growing demand, necessitating massive data connection requirements between sites to keep customer data secured and managed, with a better total cost of ownership (TCO).

Nokia has deployed its DCI solution in conjunction with reseller Teohong Silom Co. Ltd., helping INET introduce multiple types of datacenter interfaces and data rates to existing and new customers, thus assuring a highly reliable network. The solution is based on the 1830 Photonic Service Switch (PSS) and managed by the Network Services Platform. The 1830 PSS is a high-performance Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) platform that delivers the capacity, security and control required for long-haul data center networks.

Wanchai Vach-shewadumrong, Deputy Managing Director, Internet Thailand Public Company Ltd, said: “As a leading ICT solutions provider that is growing its data center business, we were faced with the challenge of connecting multiple sites spread over increasing distances. A simple dark fiber connection proved insufficient for scaling the business, therefore we evaluated several DCI solutions in the market. Nokia’s product features and reliability, along with strong support from the local team, gives us the confidence we need to freely expand our datacenter capacity without the constraint of any interconnection bandwidth.”

Sebastien Laurent, country director at Nokia Thailand, said: “Our leading DCI technology allows INET to actively promote its DCI business both within the country and globally. Thailand is on the cusp of significant economic growth, especially as it is emerging as a major Southeast Asia hub given its strategic location. We are pleased to play a key role in INET’s growth plans and look forward to many more wins in this space.”

Did you know?
The DCI solution based on the 1830 PSS leverages the innovative Photonic Service Engine 2 Super Coherent (PSE 2s) digital signal processor chip. The PSE 2s provides the ultimate flexibility for capacity and reach. Supporting up to 500G capacity the PSE 2s was the first to support long-haul 200G, single carrier 400G and ultra-long-haul 100G.


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Nokia’s 3310 returns to life as a modern classic

Nokia has sold 126 million of its original 3310 phone since it was first introduced back in September, 2000. It was a time before the iPhone, and Nokia ruled with popular handsets that let you play simple games like Snake. Now the 3310 is making a nostalgic return in the form of a more modern variant, thanks to Nokia-branded phone maker HMD. Like its predecessor, it will still be called the Nokia 3310, but this time it’s running Nokia’s Series 30+ software, with a 2.4-inch QVGA display, a 2-megapixel camera, and even a microSD slot.

Those specs are still fairly basic by our modern phone standards, but that’s the beauty of such a basic featurephone. Unlike the brick-like sturdiness of the old 3310, the modern variant is a little smaller, thinner, and lighter all round. It’s also a lot more colorful this time around, with glossy yellow and red colors, and matte grey and dark blue models. It’s instantly recognizable as a Nokia, and HMD has even included a modern Snake game on the handset just to play on the nostalgia.

Opera Mini is bundled for basic web surfing, but the real selling point is battery life. Just like most featurephones, standby time on the Nokia 3310 is 31 days, alongside a talk time of 22 hours. That’s a massive amount of battery life, but as the phone is so basic you’re hardly going to be wasting battery away on Snapchat or Facebook.

HMD is planning to make the new Nokia 3310 available in Q2 this year for 49 euros ($52).


Nokia is back from the dead with a trio of pure Android phones

Nokia’s phones are making a comeback. HMD Global, the Finnish company that licensed the rights to produce Nokia phones, is unveiling a trio of Nokia-branded Android devices today that are designed to cater for the mid-range of the smartphone market. They’re not the premium Lumia-like devices we’ve seen in recent history, but they have one thing in common: pure Android. HMD is taking a fairly unique approach, just like Motorola, to these Nokia phones by offering up Google’s Android Nougat OS in its purest form. That means no bundled third-party apps, no UI customizations, and regular security updates.

It’s literally the single biggest difference to the thousands of Android-powered smartphones on the market, and it’s a risky bet. Most carriers want to bundle apps or have a unique way of marketing a smartphone, but HMD believes its Nokia 6, Nokia 5, and Nokia 3 smartphones will stand out from the competition with solid hardware design, pure Android, and no gimmicky features.


HMD already unveiled its Nokia 6 smartphone last month for the Chinese market, but it’s now going global with a few tweaks. The Nokia 6 is the biggest of all three of these Nokia-branded handsets, featuring a 5.5-inch display (1920 x 1080), 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, and all powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 430 processor. The forward-facing camera (8-megapixel) is getting upgraded with a wide-angle lens and auto-focus, and the regular camera remains the same as the Chinese variant: 16-megapixel with dual tone flash. I tested the camera briefly during my time with the Nokia 6, and auto-focus seemed fast enough, and picture quality was what you’d expect from a mid-range phone like this. This probably isn’t going to take amazing photos like you’d expect from a premium smartphone, but it seemed capable enough. If you’re planning to take a lot of photos, you’ll also be able to expand storage thanks to a microSD slot.

The Nokia 6 is manufactured from a block of aluminum with diamond cut edges. In the hand it gives it a very industrial metallic feel, with sharp edges that meet the matte aluminum body. Viewing angles of the display are good, and the 5.5-inch size feels just about right. If you’re not a fan of matte then HMD is also offering up an Arte Black limited edition version of the Nokia 6. It’s a glossy version with 64GB of storage and 4GB of RAM. The main difference is gloss and price, as the matte black, silver, blue, or copper versions of the Nokia 6 will retail at 229 euros ($242), and the glossy black will debut at 299 euros ($315). Both variants will be available worldwide starting in Q2, but HMD isn’t providing exact carrier availability just yet.

The second Nokia-branded Android phone is the one I walked away most impressed with. It’s slightly smaller than the Nokia 6 thanks to its 5.2-inch display, and it’s all powered by 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 430 processor. The main difference between the Nokia 6 and Nokia 5 is design. While the Nokia 5 is also aluminum, it has curved edges that make the display feel like it’s bleeding into its metal casing. As a result, it feels a lot nicer to hold. It reminds me a lot of holding an iPhone, and there are no sharp edges or ugly bumps.

Just like the Nokia 6, the Nokia 5 is also powered by Android 7.1.1 Nougat. Nokia is once again relying on its hardware as the main selling point, with a 13-megapixel camera at the rear and a wide-angle 8-megapixel forward-facing camera. Both will be sufficient for average use, but this is another mid-range Android phone so if you’re not going to get the best camera phone on the market here. HMD will ship the Nokia 5 in Q2 across the world, priced at 189 euros ($199) and available in blue, silver, matte black, and copper.


The third and final new Nokia Android phone is the Nokia 3, and it’s the most basic of the trio. HMD has stepped down to a 5-inch display for the Nokia 3, paired with 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, and an MTK 6737 quad-core processor. Unlike the 5 and the 6, the Nokia 3 features a polycarbonate back, with an aluminum frame. It feels more like one of the lower end Lumia devices we’re used to seeing, with a familiar design.

The Nokia 3 also features an 8-megapixel camera at the front and rear, and a pure version of Android 7.1.1 Nougat. It feels nice enough as a basic budget smartphone, and still manages to feel like the type of low-end Nokia phone you’d expect to see in 2017. HMD will also start shipping the Nokia 3 in Q2, priced at 139 euros ($147) and available in blue, silver, matte black, and copper.

The biggest questions that remain around HMD and Nokia’s strategy here are whether operators appreciate the pure Android nature of the company’s offerings. HMD tells me it has 500 retail and operator partners it’s talking to about stocking the various Nokia-branded phones, but it hasn’t committed to any US operators. That might mean we’ll never see these particular devices on US carriers, especially given the past experience of Nokia’s brand stateside.

HMD will also need to convince consumers that these are true Nokia handsets. While they certainly look and feel good enough, there’s no premium offering yet. I pushed HMD spokespeople on when those will be available, but they’re clearly taking their time to make sure any premium smartphones live up to the respected Nokia brand. Given how quick these mid-range devices have launched, I’d expect we’ll see some premium versions later this year. These are a good start for HMD and Nokia that cover a popular part of the market, but the real test will be truly competing against a Galaxy S8 or iPhone 8.


The Iconic Nokia 3310 Will Make A Comeback This Month

The return of Nokia running Android is one of the most important novelties of this year, and possibly a revolution in the smartphone sector. In January, it introduced the Nokia 6, a mid-range device which swept through its opening hours, reaching more than 200,000 bookings in China.

The Finnish company, whose marketing rights acquired by the HMD Global exclusively, is expected to present up to 5 Android smartphones this year (2017). Of course, Nokia will hold many looks at the Mobile World Congress 2017, the largest mobile phone fair in the world, which will open its doors next February 27th in Barcelona.

The unforgettable and indestructible Nokia 3310, in the MWC 2017?

This edition of the fair – which fills the City of workers and smartphone world fans – has a lot of hype. Big announcements are expected, which has been rumored a lot in recent months. Among the most anticipated highlights what Nokia has prepared; Which has generated many expectations.

As happens every year before the MWC it simply gives the starting signal, rumors and filtered information arise that venture what surprises will be. In the field of leaks, it is very important to walk with lead feet and leave them in quarantine, but this time the data come from the famous @evleaks account of Evan Blass, that is, one of the filterers with the highest success rate.

According to this information, in addition to the return of the Finnish company Nokia to the front page of the Android catalog, we will also see the indestructible Nokia 3310. Surely those who did remember with nostalgia how resistant it was and the special charm that had.

We were already moving a few days ago that the company plans to resurrect the emblematic N-Series, possibly the N95 and we could know the details regarding this during the MWC 2017. But Evan Blass goes further and assures in VentureBeat that HMD Global will surprise with the announcement of a new and modernized version of the Iconic Nokia 3310.

Nokia 6 Sold Out Once Again in The Second Flash Sale

With Nokia looking to take things to the next level as it had just recently launched its mid-range smartphone, the Nokia 6 that is already getting positive feedbacks, it seems as though, the company’s decisions to partner with HMD Global is worth it after all. As per latest reports, Nokia got sold out in less than a minute during its second flash sale that took place on January 26.

According to the report, registrations for the device on China’s had reached over 1.4 million people ahead of the device’s second sale. Now reports are claiming that the handset got sold out completely and future buyers will have to wait until the next sale.

Just last week, the registrations had reached 1 million and the device reportedly went out of stock within a minute of its availability in the first sale. The Nokia 6 smartphone which is being made available only in China is sold at a purchase price of 1,699 Yuan.

As per specifications, the mobile device sports a 5.5-inch full HD display and is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 430 processor. The handset feature a 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage.

Nokia Android Phone 2017 Release Date, Price, Latest News & Update: Tech Giant Comeback Features Two New Android Phones? Android Tablet Underway?

Before Apple, Samsung and other tech giants entered the scene of mobile phones, Nokia was the hottest brand in the market. The decline of Nokia was very imminent as more and more smartphone brands and companies ventured in the industry. However, Nokia might be making a big comeback in 2017 with a Nokia Android phone.


Nokia Android Phone 2017 Price

2016 has been a very busy year for Nokia, as it prepares to launch Nokia Android phones by 2017. The previous OS partner of Nokia was Windows and it was not a pairing that consumers liked. It was difficult for tech analysts to specifically pinpoint what went wrong with Nokia’s journey.

However, Apple and Samsung might just have to face another worthy competition with Nokia Android phone 2017. Price-wise, Nokia has yet to reveal the Nokia Android phone 2017 market value.

Nokia Android Phone 2017: Goodbye Microsoft, Hello Android!

Now that Microsoft has already found a new partner in the form of Lumia gadgets, Nokia Android phone 2017 is Nokia’s clapback. Nokia Android phone 2017 is not the first collaboration of Nokia with Android.

Earlier, it produced a tablet that was commonly compared to an iPad powered by Android. Put simply, it was not as successful as the company hoped to be, failing to catch the attention and wallets of the consumers. Nokia Android phone 2017 is the latest entry of Nokia in its bid to penetrate the smartphone industry once again.

Hopefully, the consumers will give Nokia Android phone 2017 a chance. Likewise, Nokia must ensure that the features of the Nokia Android phone 2017 will be impressive enough for the choosy and expectant consumers.

Nokia Android Phone 2017 Release Date

As of writing, Nokia Android phone 2017 release date remains to be announced. Nokia reportedly aims to launch Nokia Android phone by early 2017. Stay tuned to GamenGuide for more Nokia Android phone 2017 news and updates!

Microsoft and Nokia hipsters take swipe at dull Apple, Samsung and Google

Microsoft has released its first Nokia advert to mark the completion of the two companies’ major devices and services deal.

For 25,000 Nokia workers, today marks their first day at Microsoft, and many of them have taken to Twitter to celebrate the occasion.

Microsoft has taken the opportunity to differentiate the brand from competitors.

The new ad, entitled “Not Like Everybody Else” and featuring the Kinks’ “Not Like Everybody Else” aims to make a certain point.

In case that point eluded you, Nokia and Microsoft are not like everybody else. At least, that’s what they want you to believe.

The commercial features a brightly-dressed young Nokia device owner listening to music and walking down a black-and-white street, attracting a lot of attraction from a series of grey characters for doing so.

You might not completely buy into the overriding message, but at least Microsoft seems to have got something pretty much bang on. Windows Phone still only has a small slice of the smartphone market, with Android and iOS the dominant forces.

The slogan, “Everything just became a lot more #colorful,” then flashes on screen, before the main character comes across another Nokia consumer.

It’s a pretty cool ad and has garnered a largely positive reaction on YouTube. However, it’s certainly likely to receive less attention than a previous Nokia commercial.

Back in 2012, the Finnish company was embroiled in controversy after it emerged that it had doctored the capabilities of the Lumia 920’s PureView snapper. What was claimed to be a video shot by a man using the smartphone while riding a bicycle turned out to actually be a clip produced by a team with a video camera. In a van

Check it out below.

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Nokia unveils new flagship Lumia 930, affordable Lumia 630, 635 smartphones

Nokia, at Microsoft’s Build 2014, announced three new Lumia smartphones – Lumia 930, Lumia 635, Lumia 630 – based on Windows Phone 8.1.

The Lumia 930 is Nokia’s new flagship phone, while the other two are affordable Lumia smartphones. The Nokia Lumia 630 comes in two variants and is the first Lumia with dual-SIM.

The Nokia Lumia 930 has a 5-inch 1080p display and a 20 megapixel PureView camera with Zeiss optics and dual LED flash. It is powered by a 2.2GHz Snapdragon quad-core processor.


The Nokia Lumia 930 is expected to roll out globally in June starting with Europe, Asia, Middle East and India, available from $599 before taxes and subsidies.

Both the Lumia 630 and Lumia 635 have a 4.5-inch display, 5 megapixel camera and a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor. The Lumia 630 comes in single and dual SIM variants, while the Lumia 635 supports 4G LTE. The devices otherwise appear to be the same.

The Nokia Lumia 630 is expected to roll out in May, beginning with Asia, India/Middle East, South America and Europe, at $159 for the single-sim variant, and $169 for the dual-sim variant. The Nokia Lumia 635 is expected to be broadly available, including in the US starting in this summer, from $189.

Windows Phone 8.1 introduces more details at-a-glance through Live Tiles, one swipe to important notifications with Action Centre and, starting in the US, a personal virtual assistant called Cortana.

Nokia confirmed that Windows Phone 8.1 is scheduled to be available across the entire Lumia Windows Phone 8 portfolio as an over-the-air update (called Lumia Cyan) this summer following testing and partner approvals.



Nokia introduces Lumia 1520 and Lumia 1320, the largest Windows Phones yet



Smartphones, especially Android and Windows Phone devices, have been growing rapidly in size over the past few years, from devices with mere 4-inch displays to those with screens almost six inches in size. Today Nokia is announcing its largest devices yet. The new Lumia 1520 (and its low-end counterpart, the Lumia 1320) features a massive 6-inch display, making it the largest Windows Phone ever released. The 1520 is also the first Windows Phone with a 1080p screen and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800 processor.

The 1520 retains Nokia’s familiar design language — it’s a single piece polycarbonate design that looks like a bigger version of the Lumia 720 — and build quality. But when you have a 6-inch display, there’s no getting around having a big phone, and the 1520 is downright massive: it’s 3.36-inches wide, 6.4-inches tall, and weighs 7.37 ounces, despite being only 0.34 inches thick. You can hold it with one hand, but for the most part, this is a two-handed device. The new LCD display is bright and vibrant, and as is the case with most Nokias, it has great viewing angles and deep blacks.

Windows Phone 8 has never performed poorly, even on low-end hardware, but the 1520’s quad-core, 2.26GHz processor and 2GB of RAM let it scream. Nokia notes that while most users won’t notice the added horsepower in basic tasks, it is beneficial when editing video or playing intensive games. We’ve seen this chip in the LG G2 and Samsung Galaxy Note 3 already, both running Android, and it has proven to be quite the performer. The 1520 also has a 3,400mAh battery, built-in wireless charging, and support for LTE networks.

For the camera, Nokia is using a new, lower-resolution version of its 41-megapixel PureView sensor with 20 megapixels. It has optical image stabilization and the PureView capabilities of zooming in after you take a picture without a loss of quality. The PureView zoom level is limited to 2x on the 1520, as opposed to the 3x zoom on the 41-megapixel Lumia 1020. Nokia also revealed that the long awaited official Instagram app will be available for Windows Phone in the coming weeks.


Analysts applaud Microsoft’s purchase of Nokia device and mobile division


Microsoft has acquired Nokia devices and services in a deal worth €3.79 billion (approximately $5 billion) along with an agreement to licence Nokia’s patents for €1.65 billion ($2.17 billion), the corporation announced today.

Approximately 32,000 Nokia employees are expected to transfer to Microsoft. The figure consists of 4,700 staff in Finland and 18,300 employees in the company’s manufacturing, assembly and packaging departments worldwide. Microsoft has “no significant plans” to shift where work is done and expects Nokia departments “to stay largely in place, geographically.”

Under the telecommunications acquisition, Stephen Elop, currently serving as Nokia’s president and CEO, will rejoin Microsoft as Nokia executive vice president of an expanded Devices and Studios. Reporting to Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, the department will include Microsoft’s current Devices and Studios work and will integrate “most of the teams coming over from Nokia.”

“Building on our successful partnership, we can now bring together the best of Microsoft’s software engineering with the best of Nokia’s product engineering, award-winning design, and global sales, marketing and manufacturing,” Elop said in a statement. “With this combination of talented people, we have the opportunity to accelerate the current momentum and cutting-edge innovation of both our smart devices and mobile phone products.”

Julie Larson-Green, who is responsible for “studios experiences including all games, music, video and other entertainment,” will continue to oversee the Xbox One launch and Surface enhancements as head of Devices and Studios Engineering Group. Devices and Studios replaced Microsoft’s Interactive Entertainment Business as part of the company’s internal structure in June. Larson-Green will join Elop’s team once the acquisition finalizes to “work with him to shape the new organization.”

“It’s a bold step into the future — a win-win for employees, shareholders and consumers of both companies. Bringing these great teams together will accelerate Microsoft’s share and profits in phones, and strengthen the overall opportunities for both Microsoft and our partners across our entire family of devices and services,” Ballmer said in a prepared statement. “In addition to their innovation and strength in phones at all price points, Nokia brings proven capability and talent in critical areas such as hardware design and engineering, supply chain and manufacturing management, and hardware sales, marketing and distribution.”

Late last month, Ballmer announced his plans to retire from his position within the next 12 months. Serving Microsoft since January 2000, Ballmer will remain as CEO until the corporation appoints a successor.

Terry Myerson will remain as head of the new Operating Systems Engineering Group, the department which oversees the development on the Xbox One’s operating system, as well as the OS for mobile devices and all core cloud services. According to Ballmer, the working relationship already established between Myerson’s team and Nokia through the partnership announced in February 2011 will “ensure that we do not disrupt our building momentum.”

Source: Microsoft

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