Telia Company, Luleå University of Technology inaugurate 5G-testbed

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Telia Company and Luleå University of Technology in Sweden inaugurated a 5G-testbed. The project aims as fostering digital solutions of tomorrow and the testbed will be open for businesses and academia.

The testbed in Luleå will be home to the development of new 5G-digital services developed by businesses and organisations. “We’re now creating the prerequisites for businesses to further advance their products and services. Luleå University of Technology has a clear ambition to be at the forefront of technological development. 5G has the capacity to reduce the obstacles that sometimes exist with great distances in the Arctic region, and I believe that 5G can play an important role,” says Mats Lundbäck, Head of Business Innovation at Telia Sweden.

5G will have a major impact on the industry and enable value-creating innovation in several sectors. Both public and private businesses have a lot to gain from the new test environment and the opportunities for innovation the 5G-testbed creates.

“The 5G-testbed offers unique opportunities for innovation and business development. The purpose of the Wireless Innovation Arena project is to establish a research and innovation environment within the fifth-generation mobile networks where companies, students and organizations can test new ideas and applications. It is an important contribution to the university’s partnership ambition to establish northern Sweden as an attractive test region,” says Birgitta Bergvall-Kåreborn, Vice-Chancellor, Luleå University of Technology.