5G projects and trials in Finland

5G/6G technology

5G Test Network Finland (5GTNF) consortium offers an integrated technological environment for research and trials. The aim of the 5G-FORCE project is to study and develop 5G technology and the related 5G test network environment for the needs of research and development projects of various verticals.

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Priority will research, develop and trial Critical Communication solutions for authorities and remote businesses. A key target will be to complement existing Mission Critical voice and messaging services with broadband data capability, using commercial 4G and 5G wireless networks. The project will focus on three application scenarios: 1) Search and capture 2) Smart rural business 3) Emergency response. The solutions will be trialed in live network deployments, by applying the 5G-Force platform and scenario-specific technology blocks.

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The DEDICAT6G project develops sixth generation (6G) wireless networks, which will be deployed in the early 2030s. The main aims are to achieve dynamic coverage extension and distributed intelligence for human-centric applications. The aims also include a more efficient use of resources; the reduction of latency, response time and energy consumption; the reduction of operational and capital expenditures, and the reinforcement of security, privacy and trust. The project involves four use cases to be demonstrated: smart warehousing, an enhanced user experience, public safety and a smart highway.  

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Sat5G project will bring satellite communications into 5G by defining optimal satellite-based backhaul and traffic offloading solutions.  

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The goal of the 5G-RANGE project is to design, develop, implement and validate the mechanisms to enable the 5G network to provide an economically effective solution for Internet access for remote areas. 

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6G Flagship Read more about the 6G Flagship (External link)

The SecurePax (external link) project aims to develop methods to better identify passengers and check that no prohibited items are taken to ships. Potential future security and ICT solutions will be piloted in the passenger harbours of both Turku and Stockholm. The project will also involve the testing of a 5G network in the port area. 

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ASCENT - Demonstrator of license assisted spectrum access satellite networks  Finding and understanding the protocol bottlenecks in a sharing scenario when a high latency satellite connection is involved is one of the challenges in the activity. The applicability of the licensed shared access (LSA) concept is studied and validated with system level demonstrations.  

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Cities and municipalities

LuxTurrim5G ecosystem, which is a multidisciplinary group of companies and research groups led by Nokia, is creating a digital backbone of the smart city and new data-based services in two parallel projects: LuxTurrim5G+ focuses on the productisation and practical piloting of the 5G smart pole concept created by the ecosystem, while the Neutral Host Pilot creates a platform utilising data in a reliable and secured way and develops new digital services to meet real needs of cities. This also includes evaluating and piloting the Neutral Host operating model in practice.

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Industry and energy

5G-VIIMA 5G Vertical Integrated Industry for Massive Automation is a large-scale project related to ports, industry and energy. The aim of the project is to put the evolving 5G technology to an acid test in an industrial environment by testing 5G in real industrial use cases. The trials will also utilise the Industry 4.0 and smart energy grid concepts, for example.

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Nosturi

Road transport

The 5G-Safe-Plus project aims to prevent traffic accidents and avoid casualties by delivering 5G-enabled time-critical road safety services to vehicles. To ensure smooth transition to a “5G world” and to maximize the reliability, the project considers hybrid network environments, including 4G/LTE, 5G, ITS-G5 and satellite communication.

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5G-MOBIX develops and tests automated vehicle functionalities using 5G technology. The project will develop and test automated vehicle functionalities using 5G core technological innovations along multiple cross-border corridors and urban trial sites, under conditions of vehicular traffic, network coverage, service demand, as well as considering the inherently distinct legal, business and social local aspects.

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The NordicWay 3 – Urban Connection project will study the use of 5G in Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS) pilots. NordicWay 3 will continue the activities of the previous NordicWay projects. 

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Road network service levels for automated road transport is a project implemented by the Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency and supported by the entire Ministry of Transport and Communications administrative branch that investigates the current status and development needs of Finland’s main roads from the perspective of automated road transport. This project is part of the NordicWay 3 project.

Route51 is a concept used to set up projects to develop national road 51 into a smart road ecosystem of smart transport technologies and services.

5G Drive   The Horizon 2020 project 5G-DRIVE: 5G HarmoniseD Research and TrIals for serVice Evolution between EU and China (2018-2021) will trial and validate the interoperability between EU & China 5G networks operating at 3.5 GHz bands for enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB) and 3.5 & 5.9 GHz bands for V2X scenarios. 

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5G ROUTES will conduct advanced field trials of innovative CAM (connected automated mobility) applications seamlessly functioning across a designated 5G cross-border corridor (‘Via Baltica-North’) spanning across three EU member states borders (Latvia-Estonia-Finland). The aim is to accelerate the widespread deployment of 5G end-to-end interoperable CAM ecosystems and services in digitised motorways, railways and shipways throughout Europe.

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The FABULOS (Future Automated Bus Urban Level Operation Systems) project focuses on how cities can use self-driving minibuses in a systematic way. The goal is to procure the operations of an automated bus line. 

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Tieliikenne

Ports and shipping

The PORT OULU Smarter digitalisation project aims to develop and promote the utilisation of modern port digitalisation between Port of Oulu customers and actors. A new type of data platform will be set up jointly in a multi-actor environment to collect data about the Port functions and situational picture. The activities aimed at developing the digital infrastructure in the area also include solutions for local connectivity needs. 

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The main aim of the 5GFINLOG (5G Future Innovation Platform for Logistics) is to create a new kind of 5G logistics and port testing and innovation platform for the Port of HaminaKotka. 

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ARPA (Applied Research Platform for Autonomous Systems) is a joint RDI initiative of Turku University of Applied Sciences (TUAS) and Novia University of Applied Sciences. The project will create an ambitious new platform for applied research on autonomous systems, one that enables different operators' concrete RDI work on smart operating environments.

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Sea4Value SMARTER (Smart terminals) project focuses on digitizing harbour operations and its purpose is to provide easily reproducible solutions for passenger and freight terminals. 

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The three ports of Pori form a maritime logistics centre that serves as a growth platform for business.   A 5G private network is being set up in the area that will be available to businesses in the area for testing purposes. 

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MASSPorts is an international pioneering network of Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (MASS) in ports, in which Finland is represented by the Ministry of Transport and Communications.

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5G merenkulussa is a project led by Ålcom and Ericsson to support the development of 5G applications for maritime needs. They make the Ålcom network available on the Åland islands for testing purposes.


Sea4Value Fairway project targets on following demonstrations and experiments, which are important milestones on the journey towards smart and autonomous maritime transport system: Smart fairway navigation experiments, ePilotage working environment (on shore) and remote pilotage experiments. 

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Satama

Drones

The GOF 2.0 Integrated Urban Airspace VLD continues the work in GOF USPACE. The GOF 2.0 very large demonstration project will safely, securely, and sustainably demonstrate operational validity of serving combined UAS, eVTOL and manned operations in a unified, dense urban airspace using current ATM and U-space services and systems.

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The 5G!Drones project studies the use of 5G communication in drones. 5G!Drones aim is to trial several UAV use-cases covering eMBB, URLLC, and mMTC 5G services, and to validate 5G KPIs for supporting such challenging use-cases. 

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The VED – Carbon neutral drone service solutions in Southern Finland project aims to pilot and promote carbon neutral and emissions-free drone services for logistics, remote security and environmental control, and develop them into new forms of business to replace combustion engine forms of mobility and transport. 

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VED – Low-carbon Drone Solutions Utilisation Models and Introduction Action Recommendations. Read more about the VED (https://www.arcticdronelabs.com/project/ved)
The VED – Low-carbon, energy-efficient drones project develops the use of drones in road weather monitoring and evaluates more energy-efficient methods.

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The VED – Low-carbon, energy-efficient drones project develops the use of drones in road weather monitoring and evaluates more energy-efficient methods.

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Drone

Rail transport

Digirail The railways of the future need a modern and cost-effective solution for securing the competitiveness of railway traffic. The project will involve the building of a test railway and a laboratory to pilot railway data communications that represent pioneering technology at the European level. 

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Raideliikenne

Finished projects

GOF USPACE was an EU project consisting of eight large demonstrations to develop drone traffic management systems. The project was launched in 2018, and it ended in early 2020. Based on the project results, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) was provided with conclusions and recommendations concerning the development of traffic management systems and data communications solutions via the project sponsor SESAR JU. 

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5GKIRI was a 5G network project between eight cities, the aim of which was to ensure the cities’ ability to support the construction of 5G networks through more agile and nationally integrated processes. In addition to the Finnish Transport and Communications Agency, the project partners included Espoo, Helsinki, Jyväskylä, Kuopio, Lahti, Oulu, Turku and Vantaa, which funded the project. The project was implemented by Sitowise Oy. The project ended on 31 March 2019, and it has produced many further discussions and projects led by the cities. 

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5G performance was a trial run by the Finnish Transport and Communications Agency, Turku University of Applied Sciences and Nokia, which measured the radio interface performance of the 5G network and studied the impacts of radio interference in the 5G environment from 2018 to 2020.

5G Väylä The Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency studied how the Agency could promote 5G and related services, how the management of infrastructure assets could benefit from fast communications networks, what the roles of the private and public sector were and how they could cooperate in developing such networks.

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The UrbanSense project involved building a 5G testing environment and innovation platform that utilises new technology to monitor the urban environment. 

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5G-XCAST  is focused on Broadcast and Multicast Communication Enablers For the Fifth Generation of Wireless Systems. 

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