Nokia adds new features to fixed wireless access solutions

Nokia announced new additions to its Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) portfolio offering more flexibility to FWA deployments.
Nokia FastMile 5G GatewayNokia said it new FastMile 5G Gateway supports additional 5G bands to increase coverage, introduces new features that simplify self-install and integrates Wi-Fi 6 to ensure 5G speeds and low latency are carried to every corner of the home.

5G FWA provides mobile operators with a unique opportunity to capture new revenue while improving their 5G business case with bundled services. 5G FWA represents another tool in the toolkit to deliver access with a mix of fiber, copper, coax, and 5G RAN technologies to overcome deployment challenges, reduce costs and accelerate time to market.

The new FastMile 5G gateway contains 11 dBi high-gain antenna to give consumers better signal and more bandwidth. Operators can deliver higher speeds to more subscribers over their Radio Acces Network. Plug-and-play features allow subscribers to install at their convenience.

The new FastMile 4G gateway delivers up to 4dBi of gain and compatibility with Nokia’s in-home WiFi solution. The new FastMile Multiband receivers feature up to 11dBi of gain for areas where signal strengths are weak.

Nokia is trialing its FastMile 5G solution with more than 30 service providers and is starting to deploy the solution around the globe with operators such as Optus.

Sandra Motley, president of Fixed Networks at Nokia, said: “Operators owning spectrum can use our new 5G FastMile gateway to deliver true fixed-grade gigabit services to homes and businesses.”

Nokia earlier launched an intent-based solution that helps operators to move toward software-defined access and gain more intuitive and automated control to deliver a gigabit experience to users.

The telecom network maker said software-defined access networks (SDAN) can help by creating an open programmable network that is easier to adapt, automate and expand and reduce service management and operational complexity, which limit an operator’s ability to quickly introduce new services.