Combined winter and connected car testing area with 5G Test Network (5GTN) launched in Sodankylä

Finnish Meteorological Institute has launched intelligent traffic systems, advanced road weather services and 5G-networking winter testing area in Sodankylä. Area consists of 1.7km track with two interactive Vaisala road weather stations, onboard mobile measurements in vehicles and networking with 5G, 3G, IEEE 802.11p and Wi-Fi. Test environment is a joint effort between Finnish Meteorological Institute and VTT in Sod5G EAKR project.

5GTN will host 5G service testing in Sodankylä car testing area. The test area is connected to the 5G Test Network and will offer 5G service development environment for the road weather services as well  for Intelligent transport services and connected cars.

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Further information: Jukka Mäkelä, Principal Scientist, VTT,, tel. +358 400 245 504


5GTN introduces more services

5G Test Network in Oulu adds Network Monitoring to its service portfolio offered to customers, making it possible to monitor selected KPI’s from network elements and interfaces. In addition, Wireless Access LTE service is enhanced with the introduction of VoLTE and messaging services capability. All these service products are available in 5GTN’s open innovation platform today. See descriptions of all available products at


Further information:

Olli Liinamaa, 5GTN Project Lead, University of Oulu, Olli.Liinamaa (at), tel. +358 40 546 1418

Atso Hekkala, 5GTN Project Lead, VTT, atso.hekkala (at), tel. +358 40 751 5708

Petri Kivinen, 5GTN Customer Relations, University of Oulu, Petri.Kivinen (at), tel. +358 50 328 5780

5G Team from Oulu to Korea Olympic games

The 5G team from Oulu goes to South Korea to install a unique test network in PyeongChang. There will be a connection between Finland and South Korea which allows the Olympic Park to be seen almost in real time in Oulu. People in Oulu are able to follow live streaming from the Olympic park and, at the same time, Korean people see the video from Finland.

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