Zain, Nokia demonstrate Liquid Application solution

4 Jun 2014

Zain Saudi Arabia and Finnish equipment vendor Nokia have demonstrated Nokia’s Liquid Application functionality on the former’s live network, in what they claim is ‘the first [trial] of its kind’ in the Middle East and Africa. According to a joint press release, the experiment demonstrated improved throughput and more efficient transmission between the base station and core network; the solution is designed to deliver applications, services and content directly to the base station to allow local storage, along with access to real-time radio and network information. Nokia carried out the network planning and optimisation for the trial, as well as taking charge of system integration and network implementation.