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19 September 2019

5G smart light poles extend from Nokia campus

First publishedon www.ITSInternational.com

A collaboration led by Nokia Bells is extending smart poles beyond the LuxTurrim5G project in the Finnish city of Espoo to a nearby residential area called Kera.

The LuxTurrim5G project seeks to develop and demonstrate a fast 5G network based on smart light poles at Nokia’s campus. The new smart poles will support Sensible4’s autonomous bus Gatcha operating between this area and Kerra railway station.

Juha Salmelin, LuxTurrim5G project coordinator from Nokia, says: “During the project, we have learned a lot about the digital city ecosystem that enables making urban operations more efficient and ensuring better and safer living conditions for the residents.”

Project partner VTT Technical Research Centre says the smart light poles collect data on air quality, traffic and weather and share it on other applications via a joint service platform. The solution can also serve as a charging post for electric vehicles, the company adds.

VTT developed the 70 GHz backhaul and access point radios for the smart poles. Teleste, F.ex and Vaisala provided the sensors, cameras and displays.

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