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Telia Company, Ericsson Joined Forces to Launch Estonia’s First 5G Pilot Network

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Telia Company, Ericsson and Tallinn University of Technology, TalTech, have joined forces to launch Estonia’s first 5G pilot network at the university campus by year-end.

The 5G network will provide lightning fast mobile data for the whole TalTech campus, which enables the development of innovative new services and solutions, said Telia. Companies and startups are invited to use the 5G network to develop future services and new business models.

TalTech has built a self-driving car named Iseauto, which will become one of the first cooperation projects within the 5G pilot’s scope. The next milestone will come in 2019, when the project partners will showcase Iseauto driving around and communicating with the surrounding infrastructure with the help of 5G.

Kirke Saar, CTO, Telia Estonia
We want to demonstrate how different vehicles move and communicate with each other, how smart houses affect our daily lives, and showcase traffic with self-driving cars, smart traffic signs and infrastructure equipped with various sensors. 

Per Narvinger, Head of Customer Unit Northern & Central Europe, Ericsson
Building a pilot 5G network in TalTech campus shows Ericsson’s strong commitment to, jointly with our partner Telia, drive innovation and digitalization in Estonia. This 5G project also serves as another crucial step towards launching early commercial 5G services in the country. 

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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