Nokia announced an agreement with LG Uplus to expand 5G coverage by installing new equipment from Nokia’s AirScale portfolio, enabling 5G indoor and outdoor connectivity.
Nokia will install its cost-effective small cell AirScale Indoor (ASiR) systems in indoor locations including shopping malls and office buildings. The system features multi-operator and multi-band support and will enable LG Uplus to provide 5G connectivity.
ASiR facilitates a simple service upgrade to 5G New Radio with minimal on-site working if required, and features a web-based manager, enabling remote configuration without need for a separate application – making it an ideal replacement for expensive distributed antenna system (DAS) systems – with flexibility further enhanced by cell combination and splitting.
“Nokia’s AirScale system will provide 5G connectivity in indoor locations and environments. Its cost-effective, flexibility and compact design enables us to enhance our 5G offering,” DaeHee Kim, Senior Vice President, Head of Network Infra Technology Group, LG Uplus, said.