Towards the most advanced, secure digital society in the world
In June 2016, legislation was amended to allow tracking of people flows by using the traffic data of mobile phones or other wireless terminal devices. One main goal of the Information Society Code is to support creating new type of business in Finland. By monitoring traffic data in shopping centres, airports or railway stations, for instance, the data on customer flows may be used to develop business.
The speed of digitalisation requires sufficient frequencies for testing wireless communications. FICORA supports such experimentation by flexibly issuing radio licences for testing innovative radio technologies and systems.
FICORA supports the Finnish telecommunications industry by issuing numbers and identifiers for research, testing and educational purposes.
It is also possible to grant a temporary right to use numbers and identifiers in research, testing and education.
An application for testing purposes is often accompanied with a radio licence application. In such case, FICORA may issue a temporary radio licence for testing purposes together with the numbers and identifiers.
FICORA is involved in several national and international steering committees of research projects addressing new technologies and related opportunities. The aim is to ensure that there are available frequencies already for early-stage testing and research.
Read more about research programmes:
- The 5thGear programme of Tekes (the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation) funds research projects related to 5G technology.
- 5GPPP is an EU-funded research programme examining the international opportunities of 5G technology.
View the open data sets provided by FICORA.