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  • Swisscom selected Nokia as exclusive Fixed Wireless Access partner.
  • Deal will leverage Nokia FastMile 5G receivers in Switzerland from 2021 to mostly rural regions.
  • Solution brings ultra-fast internet speeds to residential customers and up to 1Gbps speeds to business users.
  • Nokia’s 5G Receiver features an innovative design that allows flexible indoor/outdoor installation with optimal signal and higher speeds.

Mumbai, NFAPost: Nokia has announced that Swisscom will deploy Nokia FastMile 5G Receivers primarily in rural areas in Switzerland to offer ultra-fast broadband services. Nokia will be Swisscom’s exclusive supplier for 5G Fixed Wireless Access (FWA). The solution will help Swisscom to quickly meet demand for broadband services.

The Nokia FastMile 5G Receiver combines the best of indoor and outdoor FWA solutions enabling Swisscom to deploy one device across the network.

Designed to be simple enough for the end user to install, it can be used indoors on a window or desk top in cases where signal strengths are strong, as well as outside on a window or wall if indoor signal strength is weaker. A smartphone application guides the user through the installation process and helps to select the location with the best radio reception.

The 5G Receiver offers better performance and reliability, through extensive carrier aggregation between 4G and 5G bands.

Ethernet cable

It also connects to existing home networks and gateways with using a standard ethernet cable. By deploying the Nokia FastMile 5G receivers Swisscom will address higher bandwidth demands of its residential and business customers.

The contract strengthens the long-term partnership and collaboration of the two companies. Swisscom is a pioneer in fixed wireless access with the 4G Internet-Booster. 

Nokia has a strong portfolio and extensive experience from FWA deployments around the world, including some of the largest 5G FWA networks. Together, Nokia and Swisscom are driving innovations and using the experience of both parties to develop a best-in-class end-to-end user experience.

Residential & business customers

Commenting on the development, Swisscom Head of Gateways, Phones & other Devices Marcel Burgherrthe company has chosen Nokia as our 5G fixed wireless access device partner.

This solution will help us to bring ultra-fast internet speeds to our residential and business customers in rural areas,” said Swisscom Head of Gateways, Phones & other Devices Marcel Burgherrthe.

Expressing happiness over the development, Nokia President of Fixed Networks Sandra Motley said 5G fixed wireless access is a perfect complement to fiber-to-the-home networks.

“It can efficiently deliver ultra-fast speeds to areas that are unserved or under served by fiber. With the combined experience of Nokia and Swisscom, we were able to develop an innovative and effective solution. We are delighted to partner with Swisscom on its broadband vision with 5G FWA,” said Nokia President of Fixed Networks Sandra Motley.

Zero-touch provisioning

Dell’Oro Group Vice President Broadband Access and Home Networking Jeff Heynen said 5G fixed wireless deployments are accelerating globally.

“To meet subscriber demand, service providers want FWA CPE that provide flexible mounting options as well as zero-touch provisioning,” said Dell’Oro Group Vice President Broadband Access and Home Networking Jeff Heynen.

Nokia offers a comprehensive portfolio of network equipment, software, services and licensing opportunities across the globe. With its commitment to innovation, Nokia is driven by the award-winning Nokia Bell Labs and is a leader in the development and deployment of 5G networks.

Nokia communications service provides support to more than 6.4 billion subscriptions with its radio networks, and enterprise customers have deployed over 1,300 industrial networks worldwide. Adhering to the highest ethical standards, Nokia transforms how people live, work and communicate.

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