Telia Company has announced the launch of launching 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.’
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