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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.

Stay ahead of traffic growth and enhance energy efficiency

Baseband solutions that deliver the highest levels of performance, capacity and scalability are essential, helping mobile network operators stay ahead of the traffic growth requirements. At the same time, there is a pressing need to enhance the energy efficiency of networks to keep the energy costs at a minimum while reducing the environmental impacts. 

Nokia baseband solutions use the latest ReefShark System-on-Chip (SoC) technology to provide industry-leading processing power and cell capacity, as well as enabling future-proof network evolution to 5G-Advanced and beyond. Our latest generation of baseband products deliver quite remarkable energy efficiency on the road to greener networks.

Additionally, the modularity and scalability of the AirScale baseband System Module enables deployment flexibility and optimized total cost of ownership.

Nokia AirScale Baseband

Ultra-performance baseband with extreme energy efficiency

AirScale System Module – indoor and outdoor

These baseband products are inherently flexible, enabling 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 computing power for radio access network layers 1, 2, and 3 and integrated transport functionality. This is 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 enables low acoustic noise, enhanced serviceability and innovative cooling.

The new AirScale modular outdoor baseband offers high capacity in a small form factor, which enables even better scalability and deployment flexibility.

AirScale System Module, indoor and outdoor

AirScale Sytem Module

AirScale indoor baseband


AirScale modular outdoor baseband

Latest AirScale baseband cards use up to 90% less energy

Nokia AirScale baseband plug-in cards – extreme energy efficiency and performance

The latest AirScale baseband plug-in cards offer industry-leading capabilities. The ultra-performance capacity card doubles the number of supported cells and yet reduces energy consumption by up to 80 percent, offering exponential scalability and enabling larger site configurations.

The latest control card, which supports baseband control-plane functions and high-speed transport connectivity, enables future-proof 5G evolution, doubles the throughput capacity and reduces energy consumption by up to 90 percent.

These capabilities help mobile network operators serve immersive user experiences and advanced enterprise use cases that demand extremely high capacity and high performance. AirScale baseband also provides investment protection by ensuring that existing deployed and new cards seamlessly work together.

Exponential scalability, flexibility and optimized total cost of ownership

Powered by the latest Nokia ReefShark System on Chip

Future-proof 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 a compact TDD and FDD solution for a wide variety of deployments, while the Tuuli 6 is optimized for deployment with small cells. With a range of versatile installation options, these products are ideal for small to medium-capacity sites. They enable the easy deployment of additional baseband functionality and simplified modernization of existing sites. 



Unique Nokia Liquid Cooling solution for baseband hotels

Nokia’s unique liquid-cooled baseband solution is ideal for baseband hotel sites. It can reduce the baseband cooling system energy consumption by up to 90 percent compared to active air cooling. It also enables up to 80 percent reduction in baseband carbon emissions when the waste heat is used for other purposes like building heating. 

AirScale compact outdoor

Nokia AirScale compact native outdoor baseband

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