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Nokia rolls out its Interleaved Passive Active Antennas across Oceania

by Anthony Weaver

* Nokia’s latest Interleaved Passive Active Antenna products are
enabling service providers to rapidly expand 5G coverage benefitting
even more consumers and businesses in the Oceania region
* Nokia’s Interleaved Passive Active Antennas are helping One NZ,
Optus and TPG Telecom deploy 5G services faster than ever before

26 July 2023

Sydney, Australia – Nokia today announced that its state-of-the-art,
modular Interleaved Passive Active Antenna (IPAA+) will be deployed by
multiple service providers, including Optus and TPG Telecom in Australia
and One NZ across New Zealand, accelerating 5G deployment in the Oceania
region. Optus has already started rolling out an 8T8R variant of
Nokia’s IPAA, while TPG Telecom and One NZ plan to commence
deployments later this year.

Service providers typically face the challenge of finding additional
space on towers and rooftops to add 5G antennas. Nokia’s IPAA+
accelerates the deployment of 5G by addressing this practical issue. Its
modular design supports a wide range of frequencies, from 700 MHz to 2.6
GHz and the 3.5 GHz 5G band with a compact antenna solution. Nokia has
developed these latest versions in collaboration with CommScope. Nokia
has also created an Optus-specific variant that incorporates a 2.3 GHz
8T8R array easing the deployment of both 2300 and 3500 TDD bands within
the same antenna footprint.

Rob Joyce, Chief Technology Officer at Nokia Oceania, said: “We are
thrilled that several service providers have placed their trust in
Nokia’s state-of-the-art products and have taken the lead in deploying
IPAA+ in the region. Our latest solutions are designed in accordance
with feedback from our customers. These products address a major pain
point of our customers by allowing a single integrated 5G antenna to
cover all sub-6GHz 5G frequency bands.”

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