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Nokia to deploy indoor 5G small cells solutions with LG Uplus in South Korea

Nokia to deploy indoor 5G small cells solutions with LG Uplus in South Korea

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Nokia will expand and enhance LG Uplus’ 5G network in South Korea, enabling seamless 5G connectivity. 

Nokia has announced an agreement with LG Uplus to expand 5G coverage by installing new equipment from Nokia’s AirScale portfolio across South Korea, enabling seamless 5G indoor and outdoor connectivity.

The deal is expected to accommodate future network expansion and will further deepen the partnership between the two companies.

Being the first deployment of its kind in South Korea, Nokia will install its cost-effective, next-generation small cell AirScale Indoor (ASiR) systems in a range of indoor locations including shopping malls and office buildings. Composed of Nokia’s Digital Baseband unit and ASiR-pRRH solution (Pico Remote Radio Head), the system features multi-operator and multi-band support and will enable LG Uplus to provide 5G connectivity.

Tommi Uitto, President, Mobile Networks, Nokia, said:“We are delighted to have been chosen by LG Uplus to provide infrastructure that will be critical to a seamless 5G experience. Having worked with LG Uplus on a number of other recent projects, we believe the AirScale system is the right choice to complement existing solutions and enable next generation 5G connectivity.”

DaeHee Kim, Senior Vice President, Head of Network Infra Technology Group, LG Uplus, said:“Nokia’s AirScale system will help provide seamless 5G connectivity in indoor locations and environments. Its cost-effective, flexible and compact design enables us to enhance our 5G offering.”

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