1st 5G system PoC in conjunction with the PyeongChang Winter Olympics

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 to Thursday, February 22, 2018

Demonstrations open in Oulu

Oulu City Library at 9:00-17:00

The next generation wireless data transmission system, 5G, which has been described as revolutionary, is about to be introduced. The University of Oulu research unit Centre for Wireless Communications (CWC) is represented in the 5G Olympics team that will launch the first intercontinental public 5G network connection in the world.

The 5G-trial will create a 5G connection between South Korea and Finland. The locations are more specifically the indoor venue at Gangeung: the Korean Information Communication Technology (K-ICT) center, and in Oulu, Finland the main library and Kastelli community centre, but with the help of virtual reality headsets people can travel to the other side of the world, about 7000 kilometers. “Residents in Oulu can enjoy the atmosphere of the Olympic Games via live streaming while the Koreans will get a chance to take a look at Finland,” says 5GChampion Project Manager, Dr. Giuseppe Destino from CWC.

The trial at the Olympics is very exciting; it is unique, and without precedents.
The demonstration is developed in broad collaboration with partners including Nokia Bell Labs and University of Oulu Joint Center for Future Connectivity; EU funded 5GChampion project in co-operation with the European and South-Korean consortium; Oulu ICT-ecosystem including BusinessOulu, and companies operating in Oulu.

Welcome to 5G Test network: https://5gtn.fi/

Read more about the 5GChampion project http://www.5g-champion.eu/

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Event location

Kastelli Community Center and Oulu City Library

Event address

Sairaalanrinne 5, 90220 Oulu / Kaarlenväylä 3, 90100 Oulu

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Last updated: 16.2.2018