Nokia Unveils Next-Generation 5G Fixed Wireless Access Devices

Nokia, a global technology leader, has announced the launch of cutting-edge 5G Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) devices designed to revolutionize network capacity and enhance FWA services for operators. The newly unveiled outdoor receiver and indoor gateway incorporate the latest Wi-Fi 7 technology and intelligent placement to optimize network resources.
FastMile 5G Receiver 5G26-ANokia’s research has revealed that operators have the potential to save up to 60 percent of network capacity by strategically deploying the right device in the customer’s premise. By utilizing outdoor receivers where signals are weaker and indoor gateways where signals are stronger, operators can recover as much as 30 percent of network capacity. This strategic placement can be achieved with the help of user-friendly smartphone applications.

Nokia 5G FWA receiver details

High Gain Antenna up to 10dBi

Bandwidth aggregation up to 300MHz

2.5GE LAN port, TR-069 & TR-369 support

Nokia 5G FWA gateway details

High Gain Antenna up to 8dBi

Bandwidth aggregation up to 200MHz

TR-069 & TR-369 support

The FastMile 5G receiver, an integral part of Nokia’s FWA solution, is tailor-made for locations with weak signal reception. Equipped with high-gain antennas offering up to 10 dBi, this compact outdoor device can be effortlessly self-installed by consumers on windows, walls, or poles. With the capability of 4 carrier aggregations, providing up to 300MHz of bandwidth, the 5G receiver maximizes the use of available signals. A user-friendly mobile app guides customers to identify the optimal receiver placement.

Nokia’s FastMile 5G Gateway 7 is designed for high-speed broadband access over 5G networks. It incorporates high-gain antennas with up to 8 dBi of gain, supports carrier aggregation, and accommodates 200MHz of spectrum. The Gateway leverages dual-band Wi-Fi 7 to extend 5G speeds throughout the home. Powered by Nokia’s Corteca software, it also supports value-added applications embedded in the device, cloud-based Wi-Fi optimization, and Wi-Fi device management based on open industry standards and EasyMesh.

Dirk Verhaegen, VP Broadband Devices at Nokia, emphasized the importance of managing capacity for Fixed Wireless Access services. He stated, “Our new outdoor Receiver and Wi-Fi 7 Gateway are unique in the industry, bringing high-gain technology together with ease-of-use features that deliver the best broadband experience while conserving radio resources.”

Jaimie Lenderman, Research Manager and Principal Analyst at Omdia, underscored the evolving FWA market’s need for technology options that maximize network capacity, are easy to install, and ensure an exceptional user experience. She noted that Nokia’s latest FWA 5G devices align with these operator requirements, making them highly desirable for FWA service deployments.

The new Nokia 5G FWA receiver and gateway are slated for release in early 2024. These innovations complement Nokia’s comprehensive portfolio of customer premise equipment, which includes 4G and 5G gateways for both indoor and outdoor usage. Nokia’s commitment to advancing FWA technology further solidifies its position as a key player in the telecom industry.