Telia Finland has confirmed it is testing Nokia’s FastMile 5G gateway for 4G/5G Fixed Wireless Access (FWA), with consumer pilots of the device expected to start ‘during the spring’. In a press release regarding the development, Telia Finland’s Swedish parent company Telia Company noted that the gateway is a 3GPP-compliant 5G New Radio (NR) device that offers gigabit speeds on 4G and 5G technology. The indoor device, offering Wi-Fi access to the 5G network, is seen as ‘an excellent alternative to homes and offices without a fast fibre connection’.
Commenting, Janne Koistinen, 5G Programme Director at Telia Finland, was cited as saying: ‘We have kicked off 5G with projects with industrial customers. Now the terminal market seems to be accelerating from anticipated schedules and the first terminals relevant to consumers are entering the market. We have developed 5G technology with our trusted partner Nokia, and now we are continuing our cooperation on the front line as we test how the 5G FWA gateway works and how it creates value for our customers.’