15 Nov 2018   |   Network update from Business Finland
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Industry giants conduct 5G trial in Finland


Nokia, ABB and Kalmar have conducted industrial trials where 5G supports time-critical applications and enhance protection and efficiency in real-world.

The trials, conducted as part of the Wireless for Verticals (WIVE) research project, represent one of the first real-world applications of time-critical 5G applications on electricity grid and harbor automation.

Nokia and ABB demonstrated protection applications in medium-voltage distribution networks. Severe faults are cleared immediately to keep the distribution network running, guaranteeing the safety of personnel and avoiding damage to equipment. In addition, Nokia and Kalmar demonstrated reliable and low-latency technology to advance container yard automation.

The WIVE project is part of 5G Test Network Finland. Both are co-funded by Business Finland's 5thGear program.

This release was published 14 Nov 2018 by Business Finland.

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