MWC 2023: Nokia unveils energy efficient massive MIMO radios

Nokia has launched Habrok, its AirScale massive MIMO radios for mobile operator and enterprise networks, at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2023 in Barcelona.
Nokia new logo 2023Habrok radios are powered by Nokia’s ReefShark System-on-Chip (SoC) and are available in both 32 TRX (Habrok 32) and 64 TRX (Habrok 64) versions, covering all massive MIMO use cases and deployment scenarios.

The Habrok 64 weighs 24 kg. Habrok  has high output power for increased coverage while its lower power consumption improves energy efficiency.

Nokia’s latest massive MIMO radio products will become available from late 2023, Tommi Uitto, President of Mobile Networks at Nokia, said.

Nokia’s massive MIMO radio products will be initially supporting band n78. Nokia said both Habrok 32 and Habrok 64 support high radio frequency bandwidth, 200 MHz occupied bandwidth (OBW) and 400 MHz instantaneous bandwidth (IBW), enabling the use of fragmented spectrum allocations and network sharing cases.

The Habrok 64 is approximately 30 percent lighter than its predecessors, making it easier to install and faster to deploy. The products also offer even higher energy efficiency by using 30 percent less energy, lowering the total cost of ownership.

Nokia has announced new optimized additions to its AirScale Osprey portfolio. This includes the first AirScale Osprey 64 dual-band mMIMO radio, which covers the entire US C-band as well as the 3.45G band in a single-box solution. Nokia has several new multiband remote radio heads, each simplifying site solutions and lowering the total cost of ownership.

Nokia has made significant advances in energy efficiency with its comprehensive RAN portfolio. Nokia has reduced the energy consumption of its latest products by some 30 percent through a combination of software, hardware, and services – including Nokia’s digital design for energy efficiency and energy efficiency-related suite of software features – overall, this can reduce energy consumption by 36 percent.

Nokia is launching a range of digital innovations in design, deploy and care services to support the lifecycle of a customer’s network and maximize their investment. This includes an integrated analytics tool ecosystem driving digital network design and optimization services helping customers reach their target performance 30 percent faster.

Nokia is announcing new outdoor all-in-one cabinets and outdoor zero footprint site solutions with new energy products that minimize footprint, installation time and simplify maintenance over the site’s lifetime. Nokia will also launch an AI-based case-handling transformation service featuring Nokia Digital Assistant Advanced, for a superior support experience for customers, helping them resolve incidents 30 percent faster.

Joe Madden, Chief Analyst at Mobile Experts, said: “Mobile operators need significant improvements in size, weight, and power consumption as they put together multi-band 5G networks. Instead of installing multiple radio units, these wideband radios will make field installation much cleaner and simpler.”