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Successful 5G workshop

Published: 21 October 2019

On Thursday, October 17, a 5G workshop was held in Luleå. During the meeting, the participants, mainly local companies, found out more about the 5G test environment at Luleå University of Technology, the opportunities available to conduct pilot tests and what has been tested so far.

Arne Gylling began the meeting by telling everyone about the Wireless Innovation Arena project, the 5G test bed and the latest updates on the 5G environment and the technology.

Tor Björn Minde from RISE talked about the possibilities with 5G-Edge and said that the technology, among other things, allows calculations to be done in devices other than, for example, the mobile phone and thus save battery life. This will be an extremely important function in the future. Tor Björn also told us that their 5G-Edge environment at RISE SICS ICE is one of the world's leading of its kind.
Ericsson also talked about 5G connected cars and the tests done in the 5G environment by students from Luleå University of Technology that have developed an RC car with 5G capacity at Ericsson Research in Luleå. The goal was to have a modular, inexpensive and secure platform for students to develop applications for the new 5G test site and give them access to cutting-edge communication technology in an accessible and fun way. With the use of the RC car there is the opportunity to evaluate real-time performance of a 5G network with demanding video, or other media.
There was also time for participating companies to pitch case ideas, workshop and network.