The implementation phase of the Port of Oulu’s PORT OULU Smarter. digital project is expanding

The latest 5G technology will be introduced in the port area as part of the 5G VIIMA project coordinated by the University of Oulu. Within the 5G VIIMA consortium, 5G network and application technology tailored especially for the needs of industry will be developed and tested over a period of two years. Business Finland has granted substantial financing for the consortium’s projects, totalling about 16 million Euros. It is the most extensive national collaboration project implemented on a 5G test network platform.

The research organisations involved in the consortium include Oulu University, Tampere University and Aalto University as well as VTT. Top-tier network and ICT companies involved in the project include Nokia, Telia and MediaTek. In the project, the Port of Oulu represents an industrial test and use environment where actual 5G needs for new data and technology produced by the consortium are identified in the operation of the port.

The 5G VIIMA project offers the Port of Oulu actors and customers another new modern alternative for highly efficient data transfer. This supports the previously launched investment policy to build new alternatives for connectivity that can be utilised in the Port’s operation. Earlier this spring, a private LTE network solution was taken into use in the Port of Oulu.

The Port of Oulu acts a network technology micro-operator in the port area. The aim is to invest, develop and maintain the best network solutions locally for port area actors and customers. The goal is to improve the efficiency and competitiveness of logistics streams through the Port of Oulu and to increase port safety. These goals are also supported by the new technologies that will be introduced and tested in the port as part of the 5G VIIMA project.

To learn more about the 5G VIIMA project, go to:

Oulun Yliopisto https://www.oulu.fi/yliopisto/uutiset/5gviima

Business Finland https://www.businessfinland.fi/ajankohtaista/uutiset/2019/5g-teollisuuden-kaytossa-laaja-5g-viima–projekti-kaynnistyy/

Mrs. Mira Juola, Finance and Port Digitalization +358 40835 5262 / mira.juola@nullouluport.com

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