Aalto University and Ericsson receive frequency licences for 5G research and development

Published 23.02.2016

FICORA has granted radio licences to the Department of Communications and Networking at Aalto University and Oy L M Ericsson AB for 5G product development, research and testing. The test licences cover the 3.5 GHz frequency band in Otaniemi, Espoo, and the 15 GHz frequency band in Jorvas, Kirkkonummi.

The test licence granted to Aalto University enables using radio transmitters in a 5G test network in Otaniemi, which is part of the Tekes-funded research project TAKE-5 (5th Evolution Take of Wireless Communication Network). Ericsson's research focuses on the use of higher frequencies and greater bandwidths in Jorvas.

5G is one of the spurs to digitalisation as 5G networks are used by many industrial and traffic-related systems and applications besides the traditional user groups of mobile networks. FICORA promotes the research and development of 5G technology in Finland by granting test licences to both Finnish and international companies as well as research and educational institutions. Providing a framework for test use is important for ensuring that Finland remains a leading country in the development of mobile communication technology.

Further information

Jan Engelberg, Senior Specialist, FICORA, tel. +358 295 390 438

Milla Nummenpää, Communications Director, Oy L M Ericsson Ab, tel. +358 44 299 2556, milla.nummenpaa@ericsson.com

Kalle Ruttik, Aalto University, Kalle.Ruttik@aalto.fi

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