In this news, we discuss the Qualcomm 5G RAN Platform to power Nokia’s 5G Smart Node portfolio.
Nokia said Thursday that its Smart Node portfolio, designed to provide ubiquitous indoor 5G coverage for residential and corporate networks, will be powered by Qualcomm Technologies’ 5G RAN platform for small cells (FSM100xx).
Nokia 5G Smart Node is a low power, flexible mounting product that enables operators to meet 5G network densification and indoor coverage requirements cost-effectively. It provides reliable voice, data, and services over 5G with minimal overhead, making it an attractive option for home, small business, and enterprise coverage.
Together with Qualcomm Technologies, Nokia will integrate its 5G RAN technology into its Smart Node portfolio, delivering 5G in a compact and cost-effective plug-and-play package for small indoor network use cases, lowering the barriers to entry into the world powered by 5G.
“We are excited to partner with Nokia to bring our industry-leading 5G RAN innovations to a wider range of use cases and settings. The flexibility and low prices of 5G Smart Node products resulting from our close collaboration with the Nokia team will help accelerate the adoption of 5G in the residential and small office markets, ”said Durga Malladi, senior vice president and general manager of 4G. / 5G, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
Nokia says that with the inclusion of the Qualcomm FSM100xx software-defined small cell modem, software upgrades allow for a streamlined evolution to future mobile network standards and versions.
The 5G smart node portfolio is expected to be available from the first quarter of 2021 and will complement Nokia’s 5G small cell portfolio, such as the AirScale Micro Remote radio head and AirScale indoor radio which increase 5G capacity and coverage.
Commenting on the collaboration, Tommi Uitto, President, Mobile Networks, Nokia, said, “We are proud to be working with Qualcomm Technologies to use their chipset technology in our 5G Smart Node solutions. The 5G small cell arena is an area where we deliver unparalleled innovation and our collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies is testament to our mission to bring everyone into the world of 5G. “
- In collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies, Nokia will integrate its 5G RAN technology into its Smart Node portfolio, delivering 5G in a compact and cost-effective plug-and-play package for small indoor network use cases, lowering the barriers to entry into the world powered by 5G.
- Qualcomm 5G RAN platform to power Nokia’s 5G smart node portfolio