TPG Telecom and Nokia deploy live 5G femtocell

27 Oct 2021

Australia’s TPG Telecom, which operates under the Vodafone Australia banner, and Nokia claim to have deployed the region’s first 5G femtocell in a live network. In a press release regarding the development, it was confirmed that TPG Telecom will be rolling out the Finnish vendor’s unique modular 4G/5G Smart Node solution – which allows operators to provide their customers with superior indoor 5G coverage from a dedicated femtocell – to selected enterprise customers in the coming months.

Commenting, Jonathan Rutherford, Group Executive, Enterprise and Government at TPG Telecom, said: ‘We’re excited about the possibilities this product provides for our business customers in particular. Nokia Smart Node is a simple, cost effective and seamless ‘plug and play’ solution to provide indoor 5G coverage for small and medium businesses and corporate branch offices.’