Telia Finland launches pre-commercial 5G network in Oulu

21 Nov 2018

Telia Company has announced the launch of a pre-commercial 5G network in the city of Oulu by its Finnish subsidiary, claiming that the development constitutes one of the world’s first industrial 5G environments. In a press release regarding the development, carried out in partnership with vendor Nokia, Janne Koistinen, 5G Programme Director at Telia Finland, said: ‘Oulu’s strong ecosystem and the operators’ open-mindedness in the introduction of new technologies accelerated our decision to continue the deployment of 5G in Oulu.’ Rauno Jokelainen, VP, Smart Radio Development Unit, Mobile Networks at Nokia, added: ‘The strong start-up culture of the Oulu region and close cooperation between the city, the university and the businesses in the region have enabled a unique ecosystem to be created in Oulu. Among other things, the ecosystem built an open 5G test network where companies in the area collaborate to generate new products and services.’

Finland, Nokia, Telia Finland