Achieve your business goals with market leading small cells
Address new demands and opportunities with small cells. Cost effectively, improve capacity and coverage where it is needed, both indoors and outdoors.
Nokia has the widest range of small cells solutions that address all deployment requirements. Industry analysts consistently rank Nokia’s small cells portfolio as “market leading”.
Small cells deliver cost-effective capacity and coverage, indoors and outdoors
The increasing adoption of 5G means that networks need to provide more capacity both indoors and outdoors. Macro radios provide excellent coverage and high capacity, however there are locations in which macro coverage alone may not be sufficient. For example, in dense-urban city centers with high-rise buildings and in transportation hubs where large numbers of mobile users gather at the same time.
Outdoor small cells are ideal for providing capacity boost at the busiest hot-spots, complementing macro network coverage. These solutions include micro remote radio heads and high-capacity 5G millimeterWave radios.
As much as 80% of all mobile traffic originates indoors. Building sufficient indoor coverage with macro radios can be challenging, especially as the higher 5G frequencies are more prone to signal propagation limitations than the frequencies used with previous radio network generations. Indoor small cells are an ideal option for providing a highly scalable solution for seamless indoor coverage.
The broadest portfolio of small cells – Shikra radios
Nokia offers the industry’s most extensive small cell portfolio. Our Shikra small cell radios are optimized for all networks and deployment scenarios, delivering high performance both indoors and outdoors, across a wide range of use cases.
These highly versatile and compact solutions are suitable for deployment in locations requiring additional capacity or coverage. The micro remote radio heads (mRRH) are small and easy to deploy, which can accelerate network rollouts. The Shikra mRRH portfolio includes solutions for all radio access technologies and frequency bands.
Key to delivering the highest capacity and performance, Nokia's Shikra millimeterWave (mmWave) radios are ideally suited to locations such as dense-urban streets, shopping areas, sports arenas and other large public venues where extreme capacity is a requirement. The Shikra mmWave radio portfolio consists of products for all available mmWave bands, including 24/26 GHz, 28 GHz and 39 GHz.
This highly scalable and compact solution is suited for a wide variety of indoor deployment scenarios. AirScale indoor Radio (ASiR) supports multiple radio access technologies, and is easy to deploy in any setting using compact Shikra pico-RRH. ASiR supports flexible network configurations, helping lower the total cost of ownership, while providing the flexibility to scale capacity and coverage in line with traffic growth.
Related solutions and products
AirScale indoor Radio
Simplify indoor coverage and capacity
AirScale mmWave Radios
Deliver extreme 5G capacity
Compact high-performance micro Remote Radio Heads
Learn more about radio access
Achieve optimal network performance with AI and digital twin based services
Indosat conducts the world’s fastest large-scale multi-operator network integration
Towards safer RAN deployments with AI/ML and digital twins
Dual-band Massive MIMO radio combines high performance with deployment flexibility
Scaling metro-urban travel for the digital age
Nokia helps Telia Denmark achieve leading network performance
Cloud RAN: A guide to acceleration options
9 Feb 2024
Nokia to modernize Ucom's mobile network in Armenia for future transition to 5G
19 Jun 2023
Nokia and Virgin Media O2 extend 5G RAN deal to continue improving connectivity in the UK
5 Jun 2023
Nokia selected by Charter Communications, Inc. to support 5G connectivity for Spectrum Mobile™ customers
1 Jun 2023
ESB Networks and Sigma Wireless deploy national 4G/LTE private mobile network with Nokia in Ireland
18 May 2023
Nokia and Chunghwa Telecom validate 25G PON for 5G fronthaul
4 May 2023
Nokia wins nationwide 5G RAN deal with Orange Jordan
8 Apr 2023
Nokia selected by Zain Jordan for nationwide 5G
28 Feb 2023
Nokia, Qualcomm and T-Mobile achieve industry-first 5G Carrier Aggregation combining 5 Component Carriers #MWC23
27 Feb 2023
Nokia wins deal with MTN to accelerate expansion of 5G in South Africa #MWC23
26 Feb 2023
Nokia launches anyRAN to drive CloudRAN partnerships enabling flexibility for mobile network operators and enterprises #MWC23
26 Feb 2023
Nokia redefines massive MIMO radio performance with the launch of Habrok its latest generation of AirScale 5G radios powered by ReefShark #MWC23
24 Feb 2023
Nokia AVA for Energy SaaS chosen by O2 Telefónica Germany to curb energy use #MWC23
7 Feb 2023
Nokia helps Telia Denmark achieve superior network performance
25 Jan 2023
Nokia, NOW Telecom and USTDA accelerate 5G development in the Philippines
9 Sep 2022
Nokia and Telia Finland launch world’s first commercial 5G SA network with network slicing for Fixed Wireless Access
22 Aug 2022
Nokia and Safaricom complete Africa’s first Fixed Wireless Access 5G slicing trial
3 Aug 2022
Nokia selected by Bharti Airtel for 5G deployment
28 Jul 2022
Nokia radio technology to enable AST SpaceMobile’s direct-to-cell phone connectivity from space
11 Jul 2022
Nokia and AT&T Mexico work together to deliver 5G strategic evolution
28 Jun 2022
Nokia and Proximus deliver 5G network slicing innovation to support demanding network conditions
Please complete the form below.
The form is loading, please wait...