Nokia conducts 5G standalone pilot with Tigo in Medellin

For the 5G SA trial, Nokia features its AirScale RAN portfolio - including its 5G RAN solution, AirScale Base Stations, AirScale massive MIMO 64T64R Adaptive Antenna solutions and low power Airscale Indoor Radio solution (ASiR) - to support both 5G indoor and outdoor coverage in the 3.5Ghz spectrum band.

Devdiscourse News Desk | Medellin | Updated: 25-02-2021 10:32 IST | Created: 25-02-2021 10:32 IST
Nokia conducts 5G standalone pilot with Tigo in Medellin
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Nokia has partnered with Tigo Colombia to conduct a 5G standalone (SA) network trial in the city of Medellin, supporting the Colombian mobile operator's efforts to ensure Medellin is a leading city for Industry 4.0 services in Latin America, the Finnish telecom giant announced on Wednesday.

With Nokia as the sole vendor, the trial provides a direct 5G entry point for several innovative use cases such as immersive VR experiences, smart cities, private wireless networks, eHealth video surveillance and analytics, connected car, fixed wireless access (FWA) and Industry 4.0

For the 5G SA trial, Nokia features its AirScale RAN portfolio - including its 5G RAN solution, AirScale Base Stations, AirScale massive MIMO 64T64R Adaptive Antenna solutions and low power Airscale Indoor Radio solution (ASiR) - to support both 5G indoor and outdoor coverage in the 3.5Ghz spectrum band.

The collaboration will also see Nokia supplying Tigo with its FastMile 5G gateways with standalone configuration to help the operator deliver a high-speed, best-in-class ultra-broadband experience to its residential and business customers.

"We are proud to be part of this 5G standalone pilot with Tigo, which demonstrates the potential of 5G for demanding Industry 4.0 and consumer use cases. 5G opens up crucial opportunities to improve safety, health, and well-being and can help address vast challenges more effectively. Nokia will continue to contribute with this 5G pilot towards the digital transformation in Colombia," said Osvaldo Di Campli, Head of Latin America at Nokia.


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