LG Uplus taps Nokia to deploy indoor 5G small cells solutions

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.
LG Uplus 5G engineersNokia 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.