Nokia Networks is launching a compact, rapidly deployable LTE network in a box with macro site capacity and coverage to provide real-time communication services. According to company, Nokia Network in a box can serve as a dedicated small network for major industrial sites.
It also enables vital public safety communications to be implemented at emergency scenes where wide area network coverage is not available. In addition, mobile operators can use the miniature LTE network to bring high-bandwidth connectivity to rural and remote areas.
Nokia Network in a box is a compact macro base station with an integrated core network ready to operate on either FDD or TD-LTE bands, along with built-in ports for external IP connectivity. Based on Nokia Flexi Multiradio 10 Base Station, Network in a box supports thousands of users, weighs only about 40 kg and requires a power supply of less than 1 kW.
It can be used outdoors without an additional cabinet, cooling or shelter. The built-in core network also eliminates the need for related extra equipment or cabling, further saving energy and space.
Nokia Networks is working with several partners for building applications and network functions based on Network in a box. One of these partners, Athonet, will be demonstrating Nokia Network in a box during Critical Communications World 2015.