Nokia announces first fixed-wireless access device to support ‘Local 5G’ in Japan

13 Oct 2021

Finnish vendor Nokia today (13 October) announced the launch of its first ever 5G Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) broadband gateway compatible with Japan’s Local 5G specification. In a press release the company confirmed that its new FastMile 5G Gateway 3.2 Japanese model will be available in January 2022. The new gateway supports Local 5G which is described as ‘a government backed initiative aimed at increasing 5G and digital transformation (DX) adoption for businesses and local authorities by making licensed spectrum available at a nominal fee’.

John Lancaster-Lennox, Head of Market Unit Japan at Nokia, said: ‘The introduction of our FastMile 5G gateway reinforces Nokia’s commitment to Japan’s Local 5G initiative which will have a key role in the acceleration of enterprise 5G use cases.’

Japan, Nokia