Nokia Bell Labs and University of Oulu Joint Center for Future Connectivity

The Joint Center for Future Connectivity established by Nokia Bell Labs and University of Oulu aims at being a world leader in the development of new radio technologies and system architectures for 5G and beyond.

The project-based research and training operations of the Center boost innovativeness and industry-academia collaboration in a unique manner. By producing novel disruptive concepts and technical solutions, the experts of the Center will be answering the major challenges of future wireless connectivity.

The outcomes of joint research and experiments are utilized, e.g. for pre-commercial products, standardization and high-quality international publications.


Research Focus Areas

The research focus areas of the Nokia Bell Labs and University of Oulu Joint Center for Future Connectivity are explored by three expert teams.


Radio Access Technologies

Leaders: Matti Latva-aho, University of Oulu and Jari Hulkkonen, Nokia Bell Labs

Research focus: Novel radio access solutions for future wireless connectivity


RF Technologies

Leaders: Aarno Pärssinen, University of Oulu and Saila Tammelin, Nokia

Research focus: Long-term development of RF technology knowledge for 5G and beyond, RFIC design


Experimental 5G Research

Leaders: Olli Liinamaa, University of Oulu/Nokia and Aki Korvala, Nokia

Research focus: Experimental research on 5G and beyond, verticals and related businesses, Internet of Things, analytics for smart operations

Research Focus Areas

RF Technologies

Contact information

    University of Oulu 

      Matti Latva-aho, Head of the Center
      Aarno Pärssinen
      Olli Liinamaa



      Jari Hulkkonen / Bell Labs
      Saila Tammelin / Mobile Networks
      Aki Korvala /  Mobile Networks
      Tarja Valtanen / Mobile Networks