TPG Telecom deploys 5G femtocell in a live network in Australia

TPG Telecom has deployed the Asia Pacific region’s first 5G femtocell in a live network — in Australia.
TPG Telecom customers
TPG Telecom used Nokia’s 4G / 5G Smart Node to provide superior indoor 5G coverage from a dedicated femtocell. The solution provides  4G and 5G connectivity for the demanding use cases expected by TPG Telecom’s enterprise customers. The plug and play capabilities ensure minimum installation costs. Nokia Smart Node can be wall, ceiling or desktop mounted.

Nokia Smart Node supports traffic management by reducing core network load and optimizing macro resource allocation. It delivers uncongested high throughput network performance and provides SIM-based authentication to assure the quality required in mobile networks. It supports both Non-Standalone (NSA) and Standalone (SA) 5G deployments.

“Nokia Smart Node is a simple, cost effective and seamless ‘plug and play’ solution to provide indoor 5G coverage for small and medium businesses and corporate branch offices,” Jonathan Rutherford, Group Executive, Enterprise and Government at TPG Telecom, said.

“The Smart Node solution is another unique product from Nokia that TPG Telecom will be deploying as part of its smarter 5G network,” Yago Lopez, General Manager, Wireless and Transmission Networks at TPG Telecom, said.

“This new addition to Nokia’s small cells portfolio helps operators like TPG Telecom deliver targeted 5G coverage and capacity to their key customers,” Rob Joyce, Chief Technology Officer of Australia and New Zealand at Nokia, said.