5GTN: a test network for 5G application development and testing

Esa Piri, Pekka Ruuska, Teemu Kanstrén, Jukka Mäkelä, Jari Korva, Atso Hekkala, Ari Pouttu, Olli Liinamaa, Matti Latva-Aho, Kari Vierimaa, Harri Valasma

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    The 5th generation mobile networks (5G) bring a number of new possibilities for application developers. They cut down many barriers that have potentially prevented developing new applications for mobile networks by introducing significantly higher data rates, lower delays, and better energy efficiency. 5G is not only an evolution of radio technology. The basis of the 5G concept is built upon a strong emphasis on requirements of various applications and their use scenarios. To support application development for 5G networks, test networks are playing an essential role. This paper presents a 5G test network, which is developed and deployed in Oulu, Finland, together with a number of different partners closely involved in the development and specification of the 5G technology. The test network targets to serve various application developers by providing extensive test facilities in a carrier-grade state-of-the-art network.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationNetworks and Communications (EuCNC), 2016 European Conference on
    PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5090-2893-1
    ISBN (Print)978-1-5090-2894-8
    Publication statusPublished - 8 Sept 2016
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    EventEuropean Conference on Networks and Communications: Workshop on Network Management, Quality of Service and Security for 5G Networks, 2016 EuCNC2016 - Athens, Greece
    Duration: 27 Jun 201630 Jun 2016


    ConferenceEuropean Conference on Networks and Communications
    Abbreviated titleEUCNC 2016
    OtherThis year the conference will mainly focus on 5G technologies.


    • energy efficiency
    • mobile telecommunication systems
    • wireless networks
    • application developers
    • application development
    • carrier grades
    • g-networks
    • new applications
    • radio technologies
    • state of the art
    • test network


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