Kick-off Arctic5GTN
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Kick-off for Arctic 5G Test Network

Published: 9 October 2019

On October 9, 2019, there was a kick-off meeting for CDT's new project Arctic 5G Test Network. It is an Interreg Nord project with the aim of strengthening the companies' commercialization capacity for innovations.

The Arctic 5G Test Network aims to connect 5G test networks in Oulu, Finland and Luleå by connecting them and participating in an active collaboration and creating an Arctic node within 5G through collaboration between universities, large ICT companies and SMEs. This enables cross-border testing and increases the overall test function in 5G networks. In addition to scientific experiments, the industry is also planned to benefit from the improved testing environment.

Karl Andersson, assistant professor and business manager for CDT, is the one from Luleå University of Technology who leads the project.
- I am glad that we can now practically get started on the joint work and connect the research team from Oulu with us in Luleå, says Karl.

-We have a good foundation to stand on both in Finland and Sweden and now we hope to show that 1 + 1 will be more than 2 in a cross-border project, Karl continues.

-The Kick-off has shown that we have many common interests and that there is very good potential for us to be well ahead in, for example, sparse rural communication for 5G, concludes Karl.