Nokia Launches Nokia Smart Node, a Plug and Play Solution for 4G/5G Indoor Mobile Coverage

Nokia announced the launch of the Nokia Smart Node, a unique indoor mobile module solution delivering high-quality 4G and 5G mobile coverage for residential and small-medium enterprise use. The compact, ‘plug and play’ modular design can be deployed readily in any environment to support evolving consumer applications. It is future-proofed to support 4G now and 5G networks when required and both non-standalone and standalone 5G applications through a software upgrade. Nokia Smart Node will be available from Q4 2021.

Stylish, durable and smart, Nokia Smart Node is a dedicated indoor mobile solution with superior coverage and capacity and can be easily scaled from single to multiple units to meet total indoor coverage requirements. Its high-quality coverage, latency and reliability delivers ubiquitous 5G connectivity for specific use cases such as immersive entertainment. The ‘plug and play’ capabilities also make it easy to set up, which keeps installation costs to a minimum. It can be wall, ceiling or desktop mounted.

Nokia Smart Node supports traffic management by reducing core network load and optimizing macro resource allocation. It delivers uncongested high throughput network performance with existing secure authentication and provides a secure connection and SIM-based authentication to assure the quality required in mobile networks.

Specifications of the Nokia Smart Node include:

  • Simultaneous LTE and 5G carriers
  • Up to 32 LTE and 32 5G simultaneous active users per carrier
  • 5G Sub-6 GHz support
  • 5G NSA Option 3X (EN-DC), 5G SA Option 2 (in future)
  • Local break out functionality
  • NB-IoT and CAT-M ready
  • TR-069-based OAM leveraging Nokia OAM systems
  • SON and Full Secure Plug-n-Play Enhanced security features including Digital Certificates, IPSec for encryption with IKEv2, Firewall and Tamper Alarm
  • 256 QAM D/L, 64 QAM U/L

Giuseppe Targia, VP Mobile Networks Transport Business Unit at Nokia, said that these new additions to their femtocell range enhance their award-winning and industry-leading small cells portfolio which covers all use cases for both indoor and outdoor use. These compact and stylish units make it easy to benefit from superior indoor coverage and capacity particularly for home or small business use.

Kyung Mun, Principal Analyst at Mobile Experts, said: “Nokia’s SmartNode femtocells are a great addition to an operators’ “toolbox” as they extend 5G services indoors for residential/SOHO settings. Its modular design allows an operator to add 4G/5G coverage and capacity where needed. Consumers expect ubiquitous coverage and the SmartNode femtocells are a highly effective solution for completing 5G coverage in homes and small offices.”