Nokia has launched its innovative AirScale 5G products – powered by ReefShark chipsets — covering baseband, remote radio heads, and massive MIMO active antennas with digital beamforming.
Nokia’s latest 5G products and solutions include AirScale massive MIMO antennas with both 32TRX and 64TRX products, as well as 8T8R remote radio head solutions.
The telecom network maker said 32TRX is the industry’s lightest, at 17kg, simplifying and speeding up site deployments. It supports high radio frequency bandwidth (200 MHz occupied bandwidth and 400 MHz instantaneous bandwidth) and delivers high radio frequency power output. Both the new 32TRX and the new 64TRX massive MIMO antennas support both fragmented spectrum and network sharing cases.
Nokia’s baseband plug-in cards boost the capacity of the AirScale System Module. The new plug-in cards deliver up to eight times more throughput and serve up to eight times more cells compared to previous generations. They are easily installed and simplify the upgrade and extended operation of all AirScale deployments.
Nokia said its baseband module can support 90,000 connected users simultaneously and has 84 Gbps throughput. The plug-in cards also reduce power consumption by up to 75 percent. Nokia’s modular AirScale baseband enables mobile operators to scale capacity flexibly and efficiently and as their 5G business evolves.
Nokia Single RAN software now includes 5G, accelerating 5G rollouts and cutting overall radio access network TCO (Total Cost of Ownership), by unlocking network efficiencies with common transport, common operability, common software delivery, and increased hardware sharing.
The combination of Nokia’s Single RAN software and the new baseband plug-in cards offer multi-mode (2G, 3G, 4G, 5G) and multi-band and supports the latest fronthaul interfaces (eCPRI) on a single baseband platform, simplifying the network and lowering costs.
“The integration of Nokia’s ReefShark SoCs across both radio and baseband boosts performance and capacity and the new massive MIMO antennas set a new benchmark for low weight without compromising on performance,” Patrick Filkins, Senior Research Analyst, IoT and Mobile Network Infrastructure, IDC, said.
Tommi Uitto, President of Mobile Networks, Nokia, said: “Our new AirScale products are O-RAN ready. They consume less energy and highlight our commitment to climate change. We’re excited to see our customers deploying these products and see the transformative impact of 5G technology.”