FSG chooses Nokia, Mavenir for regional network build – Telco/ISP

Area Answers Team (FSG), which past yr received federal govt funding to develop a “neutral host” mobile community product in Queensland, has signed distributors Nokia and Mavenir as its suppliers.

Its $3.7 million Queensland create, in conjunction with Optus, is to be a proving floor for FSG’s neutral host model, in which carriers share the products on a tower, alternatively than just about every deploying their own radios and antennas.

Below the source contracts, FSG’s CEO Andrew Roberts verified to iTnews Nokia will provide radio accessibility community hardware and linked software.

Mavenir will source the 4G/5G converged packet core program, together with voice and messaging solutions. 

Saying the contracts [pdf], FSG’s CEO Andrew Roberts said: “FSG is primed to provide connectivity to areas, while presenting capability for carriers to be part of the solution utilizing lively neutral host RAN, inbound roaming, or ‘old school’ passive co-location on our goal-crafted infrastructure.”

As well as its Queensland develop, which will deal with the so-named “Adventure Way” among Cunnamulla and Thargomindah, funded below the federal government’s cell black spot system, FSG claimed it’s in the process of rolling out 100 sites to aid 19 “place-based” networks supplying 4G and 5G solutions, and providing neutral host and roaming products and services to carriers.

FSG’s networks will also aid fastened wireless and Cat-M1 lower electric power WAN products and services for world wide web of items purposes.

FSG mentioned it is at present obtaining websites for the position-dependent networks, and expects most to turn into operational all through 2023.

Roberts said the firm will announce “several personal 4G and 5G network deployments in the coming weeks”.

FSG selected Nokia and Mavenir just after a 6-month RFP method.