One NZ across New Zealand, Optus, and TPG Telecom in Australia are accelerating 5G deployments in the Oceania region by adopting Nokia's Interleaved Passive Active Antenna (IPAA+). According to Nokia, Optus Australia has already begun the rollout of an 8T8R variant, while TPG Telecom and One NZ have plans to begin their deployments later this year.
Efficient 5G Rollout
Nokia stated that service providers generally face the challenge of finding additional space for 5G antennas on towers and rooftops, and its IPAA+ helps to overcome this hurdle. The modular design of the IPAA+ offers a solution to this issue, allowing for a faster and more efficient 5G rollout.
Wide Range of Frequency Support
Nokia stated that its IPAA+ supports a wide range of frequencies, from 700 MHz to 2.6 GHz, including the crucial 3.5 GHz 5G band. This adaptability ensures a versatile and compact antenna solution that empowers these service providers to deploy 5G services with ease.
Collaboration with CommScope
Nokia stated that it had developed these latest versions of IPAA+ in collaboration with CommScope. Optus is deploying a customized - Optus-Specific - variant incorporating a 2.3 GHz 8T8R array. This customization streamlines the deployment of both 2300 and 3500 TDD bands within the same antenna footprint, ensuring optimized performance.
Interleaved Passive Active Antenna
"IPAA+ addresses a major pain point for customers by enabling a single integrated 5G antenna to cover all sub-6GHz 5G frequency bands, simplifying the deployment process. These solutions are designed in accordance with feedback from customers," stated the release statement.
By adopting Nokia's IPAA+, One NZ, Optus, and TPG Telecom are accelerating expanding 5G coverage, benefiting consumers and businesses across the Oceania region.