Nokia has announced on June 26 that its new AirScale mMIMO Adaptive Antenna (MAA), will be adopted by China Mobile Communications Corporation (CMCC), a Chinese government-owned telecommunication corporation to smooth and speed up the transition from 4G to 5G services.
With the ability to efficiently deliver 4G and 5G services while control the costs of the transition, Nokia’s AirScale mMIMO Adaptive Antenna (MAA) can ensure that CMCC will have better allocation of network resources between 4G and 5G users to meet the demand for high-bandwidth 5G use cases.
Greater bandwidth, coverage and flexibility are essential for delivering the most optimized 5G experience across CMCC’s markets. Thus, Nokia created the new version of the MAA which – at 320W – is at least 80W greater than the closest MAA on the market.
Consequently, CMCC is now able to support 4G and 5G in concurrent mode in the 2.6 GHz frequency band, which helps CMCC to flexibly balance the two technologies.
Mark Atkinson, Head of 5G and Small Cells business at Nokia, said:
“Nokia has been operating in China for 40 years, and we are pleased to have this opportunity to work so closely with an industry leader like China Mobile.
“The development of the AirScale MAA with its industry-first 320W output is the direct result of input from the China Mobile team on what they needed to speed the deployment of 5G services to their customers. We look forward to continuing to work with CMCC as its 5G plans evolve.”