Nokia today introduced several new additions to its Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) portfolio that bring greater flexibility to FWA deployments for 4G and 5G deployments.
Nokia’s new FastMile 5G Gateway supports additional 5G bands to increase regional 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.
With Gigabit speeds becoming a new benchmark for consumers, 5G FWA provides mobile operators with a unique opportunity to capture new revenue while improving their 5G business case with bundled services. For converged operators, 5G FWA represents another tool in the toolkit to deliver massive scale access with a seamless mix of fiber, copper, coax and 5G RAN technologies to overcome deployment obstacles, reduce costs and accelerate time to market.
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.
Jeff Heynen, Senior Research Director, Dell’Oro Group said, “Fixed wireless access continues to grow globally as both mobile and fixed broadband providers seek to expand the reach of their broadband services. Spectrum band flexibility and higher-gain receivers will be critical components for operators to deploy fixed wireless access services across large portions of their subscriber base.”
Sandra Motley, President – Fixed Networks, Nokia said, “5G fixed wireless access is a critical technology complementing our existing fiber, copper and coax access solutions. With our new 5G FastMile gateway, any operator owning spectrum can deliver true fixed-grade gigabit services to homes and businesses.”