Telia, Ericsson and KTH have partnered to build an innovation arena where 5G applications can be tested at the campus of KTH, with the support of industry actors. As no equipment suited to the international 5G standards has been available in Sweden, 5G innovation has so far been carried out on pre-standardized 5G technology.
"To have access to Sweden's first 5G network here on campus is an amazing opportunity. It gives our researchers, teachers and students a head start when it comes to understanding and developing this new technology ahead of its wider launch. This is exactly the kind of partnership we believe helps stimulate research-driven innovation," says Professor Jan Gulliksen, Vice President for Digitalization at KTH.
The network at KTH is permanent and constitutes the first building block in Sweden's coming 5G network.