FICORA grants radio licences for 5G research and product development in Oulu and Turku

Published 20.09.2017

FICORA has granted radio licences to VTT Oulu and Turku University of Applied Sciences. The licences enable the licensees, for example, to conduct IoT* research and to test 5G services.

In the Tekes-funded 5GTN+ research project, VTT uses the 700 MHz frequencies mainly for IoT research and testing. Read more about the 5GTN+ test environment in Oulu on the project website.

Turku University of Applied Sciences has a number of projects benefiting from the test network. The aim is to innovate technology and testing platforms for 5G networks, as well as to influence the development of 5G and to create 5G test environments. More information (in Finnish) is available on the website of the Turku University of Applied Sciences.

Finland has the ambition to be one of the world leaders in the development and deployment of the next-generation wireless broadband, 5G. FICORA aims to secure sufficient frequencies for wireless communications testing.

*IoT = Internet of Things

Further information

Finnish Communications Regulatory Authority (FICORA), Senior Specialist Jan Engelberg, tel. + 358 295 390 438 / Tom Wikström, tel. + 358 295 390 466

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd, Oulu, 5GTN+ Project Manager Atso Hekkala, tel. + 358 40 751 5708,

Turku University of Applied Sciences, Research Group Leader Jarkko Paavola, tel. +358 40 355 0335

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