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VTT participates in developing new 5G technology and business opportunities based on smart light pole networks


​Photo: Sitowise

Our cities face great challenges to improve safety, energy efficiency, air quality, effectivity of transportation and quality of living. In smart cities, there is a growing need for a new generation digital service infrastructure, which enables improved data capacity for citizens and new service and business opportunities for companies. The ever growing need for more data capacity in mobile telecommncations networks is a great challenge.

LuxTurrim5G projects answers the challenges by taking into use small cell radio frequency (RF) technologies and higher frequencies to provide higher data capacity. The small cell solution needs a dense network of antennas setting new requirements for the network infrastructure. LuxTurrim5G will develope and demonstrate concrete technical solutions for smart light pole based 5G infrastructure, and business and service innovations based on that. The smart light poles will include integrated miniaturized 5G antennas and base stations, different sensors, screens and other devices enable the realization of a novel smart city infrastructure bringing not only energy-efficient smart LED lighting but especially big data capacity and a variety of new smart city services available for all users.

LuxTurrim5G will be carried out by Finnish companies and research institutes: Nokia Bell Labs, Sitowise, Exel Composites, Premix, Lammin Ikkunat ja Ovet, Vaisala, Teleste, Indagon, C2 Smart Light, VTT, Tampere University of Technology, Aalto University and Spinverse.

Together with its partners, VTT will develope fast high data capacity 5G radio and antenna solutions, which is the key for the the smart light pole based telecommunications network. VTT participates also in producing suitable small cell architectures and open interfaces enabling, for example, the integration of a various sensors into the poles by the industry partners in LuxTurrim5G. Furthermore, VTT helps to develope postioning solutions for the smart light pole network and participates in studies for finding suitable materials improving mobile signals transport in modern smart buildings.

In addition to 5G technology development, new service infrastructures, digital ecosystems and related new business models and methods are central to LuxTurrim5G. The business development experts in VTT will work together with the consotium partners to create such models and methods.

Further information:

Nokia Bell Labs, Juha Salmelin, Project Director, +358 50 5223508

Spinverse Innovation Management Oy, Markku Heino, Project Coordinator, +358 40 7191221

Tekes – Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation, Mika Klemettinen,, +358 50 557764