Nokia Unveils New Massive MIMO Antennas

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Nokia yesterday announced the introduction of its new generation of ReefShark-powered AirScale massive MIMO antennas with both 32TRX and 64TRX products, as well as 8T8R remote radio head solutions. The company claims the 32TRX is the industry’s lightest, at 17kg, and it simplifies and speeds up site deployments. The antennas support high radio frequency bandwidth (200 MHz occupied bandwidth and 400 MHz instantaneous bandwidth) while delivering high radio frequency power output. Both the new 32TRX and the new 64TRX massive MIMO antennas support both fragmented spectrum and network sharing cases.

Nokia also introduces its new SoC-based baseband plug-in cards to boost the capacity of the AirScale System Module. The ReefShark-powered plug-in cards are designed to deliver up to eight times more throughput and serve up to eight times more cells compared to previous generations. 

The baseband module can support 90,000 connected users simultaneously and has 84 Gbps throughput. The cards also reduce power consumption by up to 75 percent. Nokia’s modular AirScale baseband enables mobile operators to scale capacity flexibly and efficiently and as their 5G business evolves.

Tommi Uitto, President of Mobile Networks, Nokia, said: “Our new AirScale products are O-RAN ready. They consume less energy and highlight our commitment to climate change. We’re excited to see our customers deploying these products and see the transformative impact of 5G technology.”

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