Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Telia and Nokia to launch FWA 5G offering in Finland

By Chris Kelly, Total Telecom
Wednesday 06 March 19

Nokia launched its FastMile FWA solution at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona last week

Pan European telco Telia Group is to step up its focus on 5G fixed wireless access (FWA), by launching Nokia's FastMile technology in Finland.   The FastMile gateway is compatible with both 4G and 5G spectrum and is fully compliant with the 3GPP New Radio release 15 standards…

Pan European telco Telia Group is to step up its focus on 5G fixed wireless access (FWA), by launching Nokia's FastMile technology in Finland.  

The FastMile gateway is compatible with both 4G and 5G spectrum and is fully compliant with the 3GPP New Radio release 15 standards.

“We have kicked off 5G with projects with industrial customers. Now the terminal market seems to be accelerating from anticipated schedules and the first terminals relevant to consumers are entering the market. We have developed 5G technology with our trusted partner Nokia, and now we are continuing our cooperation on the front line as we test how the 5G FWA gateway works and how it creates value for our customers,” says Janne Koistinen, 5G program director, Telia Finland.

In September 2018, Telia launched a pre-commercial 5G network in Helsinki, where it continues to test and develop its 5G services. The company also went live with limited commercial 5G networks in January 2019, when the Finnish spectrum licences came into effect.

Telia expects to complete the first consumer pilots with Nokia's FastMile technology.

Finland is expected to be one of the first movers on 5G in Europe, with the Scandinavian and Baltic nations continuing to lead the way on mobile network innovation. 

 

You can learn more about the evolution of Europe's gigabit connectivity landscape at next month's Gigabit Access event. Held from the 2-3 April 2019 in Cologne, Germany, Gigabi Access will bring together the key players in Europe's fixed line connectivity sector. Click here to find out how you can be involved in the event.

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