Three UK to deploy cloud core network

United Kingdom —
Three UK, part of CK Hutchison, has fired Nokia to deploy the world`s first fully integrated cloud native core network.

The cloud native core network will enable massive scalability, allowing Three 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 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`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 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.

Graham Baxter, Chief Operating Officer of Three UK, said, “Three carries 35% of mobile data traffic in the UK today. The cloud core network will enable us to scale even further and continue to offer great value and service innovation to our customers. The agreement with Nokia will help us to continue delivering the UK`s most reliable network.”