A1 Slovenija is deploying Nokia's FastMile 4G receiver to bring high-speed internet and digital TV services to areas that currently have zero or very limited broadband access.
Using Nokia's FastMile solution, A1 Slovenija will be able to leverage its existing mobile network to deliver a fixed wireless access service to customers.Nokia FastMile receiver enables operators to deliver ultra-broadband access to customers over a wider area using very-high-gain outdoor receivers that improve spectral efficiency by 4-5x versus indoor antennas.
Nokia's FastMile receivers are equipped with Automatic Beam Alignment (ABA) to help establish an optimal connection to cell sites. With ABA, operators can deliver higher broadband access speeds to end-users while ensuring a more consistent performance at the cell edge that lowers radio access network (RAN) costs. Customer self-installation is facilitated with an application which walks users or technicians through the entire process.
A1 Slovenija will use Nokia's FastMile solution to quickly deliver a new service called A1 Lite to customers. The service will be available to users in two A1 Kombo Lite subscription plans which include a broadband access service that brings customers up to 40 Mbps along with a digital television service that provides hundreds of standard and HD channels.
The new A1 Lite service will first be deployed in the municipalities of Trzic, Sentilj, Kungota, Pesnica, Crnomelj, Semic and Metlika, before expanding to other towns in Slovenia.