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5G Test Network Finland (5GTNF) 5G Test Network Finland (5GTNF)

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Contact Data

Coordinator (Research & Technology organization)

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

Coordinator website

https://www.vttresearch.com/

Year Established

2017

Location

Kaitoväylä 1, 90571, Oulu (Finland)

Website

http://5gtnf.fi/

Social Media

Contact information

Pertti Raatikainen
pertti.raatikainen@vtt.fi
+358 40 7224476

Description

Description

5GTNF is a 5G technology and service trialing infrastructure comprising of multiple interconnected sites around Finland. The collaborating sites form a joint innovation platform and ecosystem, which aims to serve the needs of both industry and academia. 5GTNF offers testing, trialing and piloting services as well as possibilities for bilateral cooperation within the ecosystem. With varying focus areas at different sites, 5GTNF can cover a large variety of vertical industry use cases by providing support for high data rates, low latencies, reliable communications and massive amount of devices. 5GTNF is a joint initiative between Finnish public and private sectors.

5GTNF on 5G-teknologia- ja -palvelukokeiluympäristö, jonka infrastruktuuri koostuu useista toisiinsa liitetyistä testiverkoista ympäri Suomea. Yhteistyötä tekevät paikalliset testiverkot muodostavat yhteisen integroidun innovointialustan ja ekosysteemin, joka tarjoaa palvelujaan sekä teollisten toimijoiden että tutkimusorganisaatioiden ja yliopistojen käyttöön. 5GTNF:n tarjoama koostuu testaus-, kokeilu- ja pilotointipalveluista. Lisäksi 5GTNF-ekosysteemi tarjoaa mahdollisuuksia kahdenkeskeiselle yhteistyölle mukana olevien partnereiden kanssa. Koska yhteistyötä tekevät paikalliset testiverkot keskittyvät eri osa-alueisiin 5G-teknologioissa ja palveluissa, pystyy 5GTNF-kokeiluympäristö yhtenä kokonaisuutena kattamaan laajan valikoiman eri teollisuudenalojen käyttötapauksia ja -tarpeita tukemalla sekä 5G:n suuria tiedonsiirtonopeuksia, pieniä viiveitä, korkeaa luotettavuutta että suuria päätelaite määriä. 5GTNF ekosysteemi muodostuu suuresta joukosta suomalaisia julkisen ja yksityisen sektorin toimijoita.

Link to national or regional initiatives for digitising industry

Links to national digitalisation programmes:5GTNF is an integral part of Business Finland's Digitalization theme and its 5thGear programme, which provides funding for national projects focusing on the development next generation wireless data communications technologies and their introduction to new application fields. The role of 5GTNF is to provide a joint technology platform and the supporting innovation ecosystem for national and international collaborations in telecommunications research and trialling activities. 5GTNF services are provided for both publicly funded collaborations and private customers.Business Finland's

Digitalization theme aims to create global competitive advantage through digitalization for Finnish companies, build international ecosystems and provide foreign companies expertize to set up R&D and invest in Finland. Under the Digitalization theme, the 5thGear programme supports piloting and demonstration driven world-class 5G research and aims to enhance cross-industry collaboration as well as cooperation between research organisations, academia and ICT industry.


With the national digitalization focus, 5GTNF supports also the regional research and innovation strategies  prioritizing ICT and software applications for industry. At the EU and international level, 5GTNF has been utilized so far e.g. in H2020 projects COHERENT, 5G-ENSURE, EuWireless, 5G-Enhance and 5GEC.

 

Market and Services

Market sectors

  • Electricity, gas and water supply
  • Transport, storage and communication
  • Public administration and defence
  • Education
  • Health and social work
  • Manufacture of chemicals, chemical products and man-made fibres
  • Manufacture of machinery and equipment
  • Manufacture of electrical and optical equipment
  • Manufacture of transport equipment

TRL Focus

  • TRL1 - Basic principles observed and reported
  • TRL2 - Technology concept and/or application formulated
  • TRL3 - Analytical and experimental critical function and/or characteristic proof of concept
  • TRL4 - Component and/or breadboard validation in laboratory environment
  • TRL5 - Component and/or breadboard validation in relevant environment
  • TRL6 - System/subsystem model or prototype demonstration in a relevant environment
  • TRL7 - System prototype demonstration in an operational environment

Services provided

  • Awareness creation
  • Ecosystem building, scouting, brokerage, networking
  • Collaborative Researchs
  • Concept validation and prototyping
  • Testing and validation
  • Incubator/accelerator support
  • Education and skills development

Service Examples

Service hosting and connectivity management

Client profile: International R&D organization focusing on ICT and telecommunications technologies

 

Client needs: Service hosting and connectivity management for remote testing

 

Provided solutions to meet needs: An international R&D organization has been utilizing the 5GTNF cloud infrastructure to host and remotely operate its services during 2017 and 2018. The offered cloud infrastructure and the related services have provided the customer the required means to remotely test the installation, operation and maintenance of their software in the cloud, and use it on top of the 5GTNF infrastructure.

 

Online reference: n/a


Conformance and interoperability testing

Client profile: IoT connectivity provider

 

Client needs: Conformance and interoperability testing in standard compliant network environment

 

Provided solutions to meet needs:

Several IoT connectivity providers have utilized the 5GTNF infrastructure to test their products for interoperability and compliance with standards. The offered cellular IoT connectivity and service platform have enabled the customers to connect their devices to 5GTNF's cellular IoT infrastructure, as well as monitor the behaviour and performance of their solutions in the overall network.

 

Online reference: n/a


Digital service pilots and field testing

Client profile: Vertical industry players piloting digitalized services

 

Client needs: Performance measurements and field testing for specific use cases

 

Provided solutions to meet needs: 5GTNF has provided connectivity, testing and analytics services to vertical industry players to measure the performance of different 4G and pre-5G communication technologies against their specific use cases and requirements. These tests have been conducted in varying configuration at the 5GTNF main sites where connectivity is permanently available, as wells as in remote hot spot locations, where the temporary 5GTNF access network, testing tools, measurement campaign and results analysis are all provided as one service package at the customer premises.

 

Online reference: n/a

Organization

Organizational form

Networked organization, without formal structure

Turnover

0-250.000

Number of employees

1-9

Evolutionary Stage

Fully operational

Geographical Scope

National

Funding

  • National basic research funding
  • National specific innovation funding
  • Regional funding
  • Partner resources

Customers

Number of customers annually

6-10

Type of customers

  • Start-up companies
  • SMEs (<250 employees)
  • MidCaps (between €2-10 billion turnover)
  • Large companies, multi-nationals

Partners

Rugged Tooling Oy


Tampere University of Technology (TUT)


Eltel Oy


Hartela-Yhtiöt Oy


Nokia Oyj

Partner Type

Large enterprise

Website

https://www.nokia.com


Aalto University


Keysight Technologies Finland Oy


Oy L M Ericsson Ab


Åbo Academi University (ÅAU)


Esju Oy


City of Oulu


Elisa Oyj


MediaTek Wireless Finland Oy


Caritas


Verkotan Oy


Turku University of Applied Sciencies (TUAMK)


University of Helsinki (UH)


Fairspectrum Oy


Exfo Oy


University of Turku (UT)


Airbus


Haltian Oy


Teleste Oyj


PehuTech Oy


Finnish Communications Regulatory Authority


Huawei Technologies Oy (Finland) Co. Ltd


Cargotec Oyj

Partner Type

Large enterprise

Website

https://www.cargotec.com/


University of Oulu (UO)


Coriant Oy


Indalgo Oy


Efore Oyj


Oulu University of Applied Sciencies (OAMK)

Partner Type

University

Website

https://www.oamk.fi


Finnish Defence Forces


Nordic Semiconductor Finland Oy


Polar Electro Oy


Jutel Oy


Sarokal Test Systems Oy


Digita Oy


Bittium Oyj


ABB Oy


Magister Solutions Oy


Intel-Finland Oy


Telia Oyj


Yleisradio Oy


Kaltio Technologies Oy

Technological competences

  • Micro and nano electronics, smart system integration
  • Sensors, actuators, MEMS, NEMS, RF
  • Photonics, electronic and optical functional materials
  • Broadband and other communication networks (e.g. 5G)
  • Cyber physical systems (e.g. embedded systems)
  • Robotics and autonomous systems
  • Internet of Things (e.g. connected devices, sensors and actuators networks)
  • Artificial Intelligence and cognitive systems
  • Location based technologies (e.g. GPS, GIS, in-house localization)
  • Cyber security (including biometrics)
  • Data mining, big data, database management
  • Simulation and modelling
  • ICT management, logistics and business systems
  • New Media technologies
Last updated: 24/08/18 10:33