A new fifth-generation mobile network is to be launched at the campus of the Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech) at the end of 2018 to help companies and startups develop new services and business models.
The network will be launched by the university; the Nordic telecommunications corporation, Telia; and Ericsson, a telecom hardware provider, Telia announced in a statement.
The network will provide lightning fast mobile data for the whole university campus, which enables the development of innovative new services and solutions.
Self-driving car communicating with the help of 5G
The TalTech has built a self-driving car named Iseauto, which will become one of the first cooperation projects within the new 5G network’s scope. The next milestone will come in 2019, when the project partners will showcase Iseauto driving around and communicating with the surrounding infrastructure with the help of 5G, the telecom company said.
Earlier in 2018, the mobile operator, Elisa – a competitor of Telia – opened its 5G cell network in Tallinn and in the Finnish town of Tampere. The network was launched in Tallinn’s Rotermann Quarter, a hip area between the Old Town and the city centre, home to several restaurants and shops.
5G is the next generation wireless network technology that enables clients to use speeds ten times faster than the current 4G technology. 5G networks will also reduce to virtually zero the lag time between devices and the servers they communicate with.
Cover: The library of the Tallinn University of Technology (photo by Murileer/Wikipedia Commons/the image is illustrative).