Nokia announced that Swisscom will deploy Nokia FastMile 5G Receivers primarily in rural areas in Switzerland to offer broadband services.
Nokia will be supplying 5G Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) to Swisscom, enabling Swisscom to meet demand for broadband services.
The Nokia FastMile 5G Receiver combines the indoor and outdoor FWA solutions enabling Swisscom to deploy one device across the network.
Swisscom’s customers can deploy the solutions indoors on a window or desk top in cases where signal strengths are strong, as well as outside on a window or wall if indoor signal strength is weaker. Nokia said a smartphone application guides the user through the installation process and helps to select the location with the best radio reception.
The 5G Receiver offers better performance and reliability, through carrier aggregation between 4G and 5G bands. It connects to existing home networks and gateways with using a standard ethernet cable. By deploying the Nokia FastMile 5G receivers Swisscom will address higher bandwidth demands of its residential and business customers.
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Marcel Burgherr, head of Gateways, Phones & other Devices, at Swisscom said: “We have chosen Nokia as our 5G fixed wireless access device partner. This solution will help us to bring ultra-fast internet speeds to our residential and business customers in rural areas.
Sandra Motley, president of Fixed Networks at Nokia, said: “5G fixed wireless access is a perfect complement to fiber-to-the-home networks. It can efficiently deliver ultra-fast speeds to areas that are unserved or under served by fiber.”
Jeff Heynen, Vice President, Broadband Access and Home Networking at Dell’Oro Group, said: “5G fixed wireless deployments are accelerating globally. To meet subscriber demand, service providers want FWA CPE that provide flexible mounting options as well as zero-touch provisioning.”