Extreme underground measurements on 5GTN with Keysight Technologies and Nokia

The mysterious underground maintenance tunnels of the University of Oulu gained unprecedented value as the expert team of the open 5G Test Network (5GTN) at the Centre for Wireless Communications invited specialists from Keysight Technologies – a leading innovator in electronic test and measurement equipment – and Nokia to perform underground measurements in the vast tunnel network. Surrounded by thick concrete structures, the nearly endless narrow alleys offer an attractive angle for measuring the capacity of the campus wide wireless network and specifically its IoT components.

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Support for mobile broadcast streaming service as part of 5G test network in Oulu

A new efficient media transfer method using multicast and broadcast technologies in the mobile networks, has been introduced to the 5G test network maintained by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and the University of Oulu.

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Funding call is now open for SMEs

Manufacturing Industry Digital Innovation Hubs (MIDIH) is a project co-funded from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme and participating partners. The project has cascade funding for third parties (European SMEs). MIDIH project has announced that 1st call is now open.

MIDIH Call-1 targets the development of data driven applications, by IT SMEs as technology providers, and experiments in Cyber Physical Systems (CPS)/IoT by Manufacturing SMEs.

The open call aims at complementing functionalities around MIDIH reference architecture and performing experiments in CPS/IOT based on the components provided by the architecture. The experiments must cover one of the three main scenarios: Smart Factory or Smart Product or Smart Supply chain.

European SMEs can send proposals to Open call.

Max funding is 60k€ per proposal and call is open until 29th June.

Link to open call details, guidelines, proposal template is

VTT (Oulu) is a partner in MIDIH-project. VTT is building a competence center “Real Time Streams Analytics”. The competence center consists of a demonstration and training platform especially for SMEs with

    • Real Time data sources in robotics manufacturing and machine control
    • Low latency communication over 5G Test Network
    • Streaming data analysis in the cloud
    • FIWARE cloud service

VTT’s competence center contact: Jukka Koskinen, email:

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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The CNL technology demo competition: 5G and Beyond – Towards Autonomous Systems

It is again time for VTT’s CNL and 5G test network demo competition. The demo competition will be held at VTT premises in Oulu (Kaitoväylä 1) on Thursday 14th of December. In the event we will present some of the main results from our different research and development projects carried out during this year. In the event, the different demo groups will also compete for the Demo of the Year -title and CNL Trophy. The award will be given based on votes from audience.

The theme for this year is “5G and Beyond – Towards Autonomous Systems”, which targets on showing the various enablers for easing and securing our everyday life and handling the constantly increasing complexity of the networked systems. The developed technology enablers including for example utilizing 5G technologies for collecting and processing the sensor/radar information, improving the security in 5G systems and applications, and the sensor data analysis, are shown through different use cases from autonomous vehicles and self-driving cars to eHealth risk assessment applications and media delivery.

In addition to the demonstrations, there will be two keynote talks from our research. The first keynote concentrates on self-driving cars. The second keynote is on connectivity for autonomous ships, the architecture, use cases and research challenges. During the event, there is also possibility to see and hear more about VTT’s self-driving cars, since one of our cars (“Martti”) will be around during the event and participating in demonstrations.

Please register here: Registration link no later than 11 December.

For more information:

Jyrki Huusko, Research Team Leader, VTT, 40 5254698