• Collaboration focuses on making service delivery pre-emptive and more reliable, based on data science, analytics and Artificial Intelligence (AI).
• It will help Nokia prepare its Services for 5G where the networks will be more complex and demanding
DELHI, 14 December, 2017 (GPN) : Nokia and the Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi (IIT-Delhi) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to work together in areas of data science, analytics and Artificial Intelligence (AI). The collaboration will allow IIT-Delhi to leverage Nokia’s technological leadership and expertise in communications networking to conduct research in these areas. The talented students and faculty of India’s premier institute will work in projects with Nokia’s top technical minds to explore ways to make networks more efficient and reliable.
With networks becoming increasingly complex and data use growing exponentially, efficiency and quality related challenges must be addressed pre-emptively to boost network performance and make services real-time. Under the collaboration, IIT-Delhi research scholars from the applied mathematics, statistical and computer science fields will work with Nokia in India to develop software modules based on AI algorithms with machine learning, deep learning and predictive analytics. The aim of this collaboration is to help Nokia enhance its service delivery to be even more efficient and reliable. The self-learning and pre-emptive capabilities will also help Nokia’s service delivery to be 5G ready.
Dr. B. R. Mehta, Dean of R&D at IIT-Delhi, said: “We are delighted to work with Nokia in emerging and exciting areas of technology. Working with major technology firms like Nokia allows us to develop new capabilities in advanced technologies. The collaboration will not only provide crucial exposure to our students in the new technologies but will also enable them to put theoretical topics, like analytics, to practical use.”
Amit Dhingra, vice president of Global Service Delivery at Nokia, said: “We are pleased to work with some of the brightest minds of the country at IIT-Delhi. Collaboration with universities and educational institutes fosters innovation and can help resolve complex challenges our industry is facing. New technologies require fresh thinking and working with the scholars of IIT-Delhi will allow us to push the boundaries of what is possible; the collaboration will help us to prepare for the future, for which skills in analytics and artificial intelligence are essential.”
The MOU is part of the University Connect initiative of Nokia’s Global Service Delivery, which through its innovations and expertise helps global telecom operators to enhance the quality, efficiency and speed of their networks and services. The Indian Institutes of Technology are of national importance and continue to make an immense contribution in the field of science and technology, but there are limited human resources in these emerging technological areas and this collaboration will help bridge the gap.
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