The solution is designed for easy scalability from single to multiple units to meet total indoor coverage needs


Nokia headquarters in Espoo, Finland. (Credit: pikkuanna/

Finnish telecom company Nokia has launched a new solution to deliver enhanced 4G and 5G indoor mobile coverage for residential and small-medium enterprise use.

Called the Nokia Smart Node, the solution will be made available from the fourth quarter of this year.

With its compact, plug and play modular design, the solution enables its deployment readily in any environment to support evolving consumer applications.

The indoor mobile solution is also designed for easy scalability from single to multiple units to meet total indoor coverage needs.

Incorporating high-quality coverage, latency and reliability features, Nokia Smart Node allows ubiquitous 5G connectivity for specific use cases such as immersive entertainment, the company said.

Nokia Smart Node is designed to support 4G now and 5G networks when required. With a software upgrade, the solution also supports both non-stand-alone and stand-alone 5G applications.

The solution will also help keep installation costs low, as its plug and play capabilities make it easy to set up.

According to the company, Nokia Smart Node is wall, ceiling or desktop mountable.

Nokia mobile networks transport business unit VP Giuseppe Targia said: “These new additions to our femtocell range enhance our 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.”

Recently, Nokia has agreed to supply 5G Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) equipment to Ooredoo Kuwait for the operator’s customer premises.

Nokia FastMile 5G Gateway is currently being offered by Ooredoo as a premium internet device for residential and business customers.

Self-installable 5G FWA gateway offered by Nokia features Wi-Fi 6 with self-optimising mesh technology to optimise performance in real-time.

In April, Japanese CATV operator KATCH Network selected Nokia to deliver 5G standalone (SA) private wireless networking throughout the Aichi Prefecture, Japan.