It is reported that Ericsson, Telia and TalTech of Estonia will launch Estonia's first 5G network by the end of 2018. The pilot network will operate on the Tallinn University of Technology campus and will invite companies and start-ups to help develop future services and new business models.
At the same time, the pilot 5G network will provide speed-of-light mobile data transmission for the Tallinn University of Technology campus and provide a test platform for the development of innovative new services and solutions. The launch of the 5G network will further strengthen Ericsson's cooperation with academia and Telia.
The reason for choosing Tallinn University of Technology as the address for this pilot is that Tallinn University of Technology is equipped with the necessary infrastructure, and the university is important in such areas as automatic transportation, Internet of Things, intelligent buildings and urban infrastructure, industrial automation and remote VR has carried out related research and exploration.
For a long time, Telia and Ericsson have been at the forefront of European 5G innovation. In 2017, the partners announced the launch of the first 5G use case in Europe, including high-speed 5G connection for commercial passenger cruise ships and construction excavators using remote control of on-site 5G network.
In addition, Ericsson has conducted several advanced field trials in Sweden and Estonia, including the possibility of exploring 5G and augmenting reality (AR) innovations.