The construction of a 5G-ready mobile network in Tampere and its surroundings is now complete. Base station hardware used in the mobile network was replaced with the latest technology available in the project, which started in September 2017. The network in Tampere and its surroundings is ultrafast, and it enables 1 Gbit/s mobile broadband connections in the centre of Tampere for the first time in Finland.
The most significant advantage of the new, 5G-ready network in Tampere is faster and more reliable data transfer. The speed of the mobile network in Tampere and its surroundings has multiplied with the renewal project. Now it is possible to browse the web at speeds of up to 1 Gbit/s in the centre of Tampere.
– The new mobile network will immediately benefit people and companies in Tampere and its surroundings. The fast network enhances, for instance, the use of digital services, such as sharing different kinds of content and large files, as well as watching videos and videoconferencing. In addition, the network includes functionalities required for the Internet of Things, which enables developing new kinds of services for people living in the area, says Sami Komulainen, Elisa’s Vice President for network services.
For two years, Elisa has been testing technology that will be used in the 5G networks of the future. The update of the network in Tampere is a significant step towards 5G.
A 5G-ready network will form the foundation for the urban services of the future
With the new mobile network, it is possible to develop completely new smart digital services to people living in Tampere and its surroundings. In addition, it creates new business opportunities for companies. Elisa is taking part in the Smart Tampere vitality programme of the City of Tampere and helping to develop the smart city of the future.
– We are delighted that Elisa has built an ultra-modern mobile network in the Tampere region. This supports the development of the business sector in the area. As part of the Smart Tampere vitality programme, our objective is to develop new business opportunities, as well as better digital services for companies and people living in the area. Examples include nursing services at home, services related to guiding and traffic, as well as services linked to improving energy efficiency, says Tero Blomqvist, Smart Tampere Programme Director.