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Finland Starts To Build 5G Test Network In Its City Oulu

by onFebruary 16, 2015

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland — with the coordination of the University of Oulu — have been started building a new 5G test network in the northwestern city of Finland — Oulu. The era of 4G technology is still rolling out in the world and even there are some countries where the 4G technology has not arrived yet. But fortunately, we are heading towards the technological world very speedy, as very soon we will get ourselves at the highest peak of technological wonders.

In this test network, significant technologies will be developed and the performance of fresh technologies will be checked out in a practical situation and realistic environment.

“VTT Technology stated”

The network will comprise with two components – the first will be restricted network ran by VTT and the second will be a public network that will be established by the University of Oulu. In the restricted network, the companies who are involved in the project can test the functions of their technologies, whereas in the public 5G network, the network performance under heavy load can be examined and the real conditions can be measured to see how it works as well.

According to the VTT Technology:

“the test environment will have evolved into a full-scale 5G network, which will be provided as a living lab for application and service testing, by 2020.”

The 5G network is also known as Tactile Internet which is used to denotes the next leap in wireless communications. It basically provides a high level and faster multimedia and cloud-based services as well as user equipment and other devices, while reducing material and energy consumption.

“In the test networks, we will develop new technologies and build 5G test environment for the research purposes based on the technologies. It further enables long-term cooperation among various actors in the wireless communication ecosystem,” Atso Hekkala, a project manager from VTT quoted.

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