Nokia and China Mobile launch hybrid 5G indoor system

Nokia and China Mobile Research Institute have co-operated to design an indoor network solution that combines passive antennas with 5G radio and Bluetooth beacons. The system "is designed to enable very localized services, reduce the cost of deploying 5G NR indoor coverage and capacity and simplify monitoring and operations." In a press release, Nokia gave an example of the new technology’s functionality, stating, "In a shopping mall, the location services can enable functions such as remote security monitoring and the ability to send shoppers information about busy locations to avoid congestion."

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