Nokia selects Aricent to develop FastMile Network Termination Equipment


Aricent is engaged with Nokia to design and develop the Nokia FastMile home outdoor modem and indoor router.

Nokia FastMile is a unique approach which overcomes the connectivity gap to bring high-speed broadband to residential customers in rural and sub-urban areas.

The end-to-end approach ensures high data rates and a guaranteed minimum throughput, while also providing extended coverage by utilizing advanced antenna topology and interference mitigation technologies.


Ilari Salomaa, head of FastMile business, Nokia, said “Nokia is a pioneer in building connectivity everywhere for everybody. With FastMile we bring home broadband connectivity to residential customers in suburban or rural areas where the Internet connection is slow or missing, as well as give operators an exciting opportunity to leverage their existing networks to reach new customers.”

Ajeet Khunger, business development lead at Aricent, said “Our working relationship with Nokia spans over a decade and FastMile is the outcome of innovation in both technology and business models. To get there, Aricent partnered with Nokia R&D and our ecosystem partners, Qualcomm and Foxconn to envision the future of consumer broadband.”

Speaking about the partnership, Walid Negm, Aricent’s Chief Technology Officer, said “Nokia FastMile is an example of the type of telecom innovation that’s needed to close the digital divide for millions of people without high-speed access. The project is aligned to Aricent’s broader focus on helping address the needs and aspiration of underserved communities around the world. By reimagining the existing telecom infrastructure we are not only optimizing spectrum utilization, but also ensuring adoption through a distinctly better human-centered experience”.