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AirScale baseband solutions

Efficiency, flexibility and scalability for 5G and beyond

Baseband processing for all mobile radio access technologies and frequency bands; low, mid and high (millimeterWave). 

Efficiently stay ahead of traffic growth

Minimizing network energy consumption is crucial, enabling a greener future and lower operating costs. This requires baseband solutions with the best performance and energy efficiency.

Nokia baseband solutions use the latest ReefShark System on Chip technology to provide industry-leading processing power and cell capacity, as well as enabling future-proof network evolution to 5G-Advanced and beyond.

The modularity and scalability of AirScale baseband System Module enables utmost flexibility and optimized TCO. 

Nokia AirScale Baseband

Ultra-performance with exponential scalability and extreme energy efficiency

AirScale System Module

This baseband is inherently flexible and enables straightforward network evolution and investment protection. The in-node modularity of the AirScale System Module is key to lean entry and decouples scalability of the compute power for radio access network layers 1, 2, and 3 and integrated transport functionality - essential for the rapidly changing traffic requirements of new use cases and deployment scenarios of the 5G era.

The AirScale System Module simplifies 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G deployments, streamlines multi-band sites and powers multi-site baseband hotels.

In addition to maximizing the benefits of the latest plug-in cards, the AirScale System Module also boasts low acoustic noise, enhanced serviceability and innovative cooling.

Twice the performance- half the energy

Nokia AirScale baseband plug-in cards

Serve immersive user experiences and advanced enterprise use cases demanding extremely high capacity always with the latest high-performance, energy efficient technology. AirScale baseband provides investment protection combining existing deployed and new cards to seamlessly work together.

The latest AirScale baseband capacity plug-in cards, for high-performance and ultra-performance offer industry leading capabilities. The ultra-performance card doubles the number of supported cells and yet reduces energy consumption by half, offering exponential scalability and enabling larger site configurations.

The latest control card, which supports baseband control-plane functions and high-speed transport connectivity targets 5G evolution, doubling throughput capacity, offering high-speed site connectivity and reducing energy consumption by up to 80%

Exponential scalability, flexibility and optimized TCO

Powered by latest Nokia ReefShark SoCs

Future-proofed network evolution to 5G Advanced and beyond

Extreme energy efficiency 

AirScale compact outdoor baseband products

The AirScale baseband portfolio also includes compact outdoor products, for both macro and small cells deployments. Tuuli 12 is ideal for compact TDD and FDD solutions and Tuuli 6 is optimized for deployment with small cells. With a range of versatile installation options, these products are ideal for entry to medium capacity sites, enabling the easy deployment of additional baseband functionality and the simplified modernization of existing sites. 

AirScale compact outdoor

Nokia AirScale compact native outdoor baseband

Nokia Liquid Cooling Technology

Typically, about 80% of a mobile network's total energy consumption relates to base station sites. Around 30% of which relates to the cooling systems used to cool the site equipment. Understandably, eliminating power-hungry cooling systems can significantly reduce both CO2 emissions and energy bills.

As a result, Nokia has pioneered the use of alternatives to forced-air cooling. The AirScale System Module is available in either traditional air-cooled or innovative liquid-cooled versions. Both products provide the same capabilities, features and use the same software.

Nokia Liquid Cooling

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