Nokia FWA enables 5G-powered ultra-fast broadband for Swisscom customers

14 November 2020

Swisscom will deploy Nokia FastMile 5G Receivers primarily in rural areas in Switzerland to offer ultra-fast broadband services.

The Finnish gear-maker will be Swisscom’s exclusive supplier for 5G Fixed Wireless Access (FWA), with a solution that helps it 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 also connects to existing home networks and gateways with using a standard ethernet cable. 

Marcel Burgherr, Head of Gateways, Phones & other Devices, at Swisscom said: “We have 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."

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Quortus Partners with TLC Solutions for private 5G network radio solution

30 October 2020

Quortus, the UK-based provider of private edge, LTE and 5G network solutions, has partnered with Florida-based TLC Solutions, a provider of wireless network solutions for remote, rural, tactical and emergency deployments, to deliver 5G radios for private network deployment.

The former has been working with the US firm to provide its ECX Pack, ECX Access and ECX Core products as an integrated part of TLC Solutions’ wireless network systems. The combined offering is said to deliver “greater flexibility for private network deployments”, particularly with regards to radio range and spectrum optimisation. TLC is currently integrating the Quortus’ packet core and its access management system as part of its 5G New Radio (NR) solution.

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Musk's SpaceX adds 60 satellites to Starlink Internet Constellation

27 October 2020

SpaceX, the company founded by South African billionaire Elon Musk, deployed an additional set of 60 satellites to orbit for the company's broadband internet service, two days later than originally scheduled in order to ensure mission assurance.

The October 24 launch marked the third batch of Starlink satellite batch sent to space this month and the 15th mission to support the global broadband system.

The company is establishing ground stations in Texas, North Carolina and California, which bring the number of filed US gateway locations to 42.

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Sparkle and Mobileum provide enhanced connectivity and roaming solutions

27 October 2020

Sparkle, the first international service provider in Italy, has partnered with Mobileum, a provider of analytics solutions for roaming, telco security, risk management and end-to-end testing, to provide integrated roaming and security services to mobile operators worldwide.

Under the terms of the deal, the partners are able to offer mobile network operators (MNOs) and mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) “a unique intelligence infrastructure” to support secure roaming services such as end-to-end IPX connectivity, data roaming, signaling security services for SS7, Diameter and GTP, and analytics-based roaming solutions. Services are delivered through an integrated next-generation platform that covers a broad range of connectivity scenarios, from VoLTE to IoT to 5G. 

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