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Nokia launches high gain 5G Fixed Wireless Access receiver to connectthe North American underserved

by Anthony Weaver

* 18dBi of gain for high-speed transmission over long distances
* Support for unlicensed CBRS spectrum

28 June 2023

Espoo, Finland – Nokia today announced the launch of a purpose-built
Fixed Wireless Access receiver for the North American market. The Nokia
FastMile [1] 5G receiver uses a high gain antenna to deliver high speeds
over long distances making it ideally suited to serve both suburban and
rural underserved communities. The receiver supports a broad range of 4G
and 5G bands including CBRS in either 4G or 5G as well as c-band. It
also supports up to 4CA NR carrier aggregation meaning operators can
bundle bands for higher throughput.

The necessity for high-speed broadband has never been clearer and
Governments are responding with a wide range of programs to ensure
access for their citizens. Full coverage will require a combination of
fiber and wireless technologies where it is too difficult to lay fiber.

The FastMile 5G receiver is mounted outside the home where it can pick
up the strongest signals, important in rural areas where signals can be
weak at the cell edge. The outside receiver is teamed with an inside
Wi-Fi router, such as Nokia [2]’s [3] Beacon G6.2 which has managed
mesh Wi-Fi capability to deliver strong signals throughout the home.

Chris DePuy, Technology Analyst and Founder at 650 Group, said: “For
those that require unlicensed spectrum, the 5G outdoor FWA device
supports CBRS (B/n48), enabling CBRS in both 4G and 5G. We think the
market is well over 10M users for rural access that uses either
unlicensed or licensed spectrum. This new product brings much-needed
speed to rural areas that traditionally need to settle for less. Also,
it broadens out Nokia’s portfolio to allow it to serve a broader set
of customers.”

Dirk Verhaegen, VP Broadband Devices at Nokia, said: “Our high-gain
technology extends the range of Fixed Wireless Access to deliver high
speeds even in rural environments. Our receiver supports a wide range of
mid and low-bands in both 4G and 5G along with up to 4 NR carrier
aggregation, enabling operators to take best advantage of the spectrum

The Nokia 5G high gain receiver is available immediately in the North
American market. The receiver joins Nokia’s comprehensive portfolio of
customer premise equipment which includes 4G and 5G gateways for indoor

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