Nokia and Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA) have deployed the first low-band NR700Mhz spectrum in a field test environment in a 5G network in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.
The 700Mhz spectrum will complement the VHA’s 3.5GHz 5G network to enhance coverage, improve the indoor coverage experience and deliver high-speed 5G connectivity to customers where it is being made available.
Using Nokia’s AirScale product range, the low- band solution is being tested on some of VHA’s 5G sites in and around Parramatta in Western Sydney before being rolled out to selected areas.
“We are proud to be showcasing this innovative use of the lowest band spectrum available in Australia with the first live test deployment of 5G on low-band 700Mhz spectrum in our region. Incorporating 700Mhz spectrum will complement our existing 5G network plans and help deliver the benefits of 5G’s speed, capacity and coverage,” said Iñaki Berroeta, Chief Executive Officer of VHA.