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Video: Nokia introduces node for 5G indoor coverage

07 May 2021

Nokia has launched a new smart indoor mobile module to deliver 4G and 5G indoor mobile coverage for both residential and small- and medium businesses.

Called Nokia Smart Node, the device is a plug-and-play modular design that can be deployed in any environment to support expanding coverage for 5G. The smart node is future proofed to support 4G now and 5G networks when required in both non-standalone and standalone 5G applications through software upgrades.

The node is designed to expand coverage and capacity for wireless connectivity and can be deployed as a single unit or in multiple units to meet indoor coverage requirements. The node can also be installed anywhere inside from a wall to a ceiling or even desktop mounted.

Additionally, the Nokia Smart Node helps with traffic management by reducing core network load and macro resource allocation. It helps decongest the network performance with existing secure authentication and provides a secure connection and SIM-based authentication for mobile networks.

“Nokia’s SmartNode femtocells are a great addition to an operators’ ‘toolbox’ as they extend 5G services indoors for residential/SOHO settings,” said Kyung Mun, principal analyst at Mobile Experts. “Its modular design allows an operator to add 4G/5G coverage and capacity where needed. Consumers expect ubiquitous coverage and the SmartNode femtocells are a highly effective solution for completing 5G coverage in homes and small offices.”

To contact the author of this article, email PBrown@globalspec.com


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