News 31.1.2018

Combined winter testing and connected car testing area with 5G-test network launched in Sodankylä

Meteorological Institute has launched intelligent traffic systems, advanced road weather services and 5G-networking winter testing area in Sodankylä.
Photo: Kari Mäenpää

Area consists of 1.7km track with two interactive Vaisala road weather stations, onboard mobile measurements in vehicles and networking with 5G, 3G, IEEE 802.11p and Wi-Fi. Test environment is a joint effort between Finnish Meteorological Institute and VTT in Sod5G EAKR project.

5GTN will host 5G service testing in Sodankylä car testing area. Test area is connected to the 5GTN test network and will offer 5G service development environment for the road weather services as well  for Intelligent transport services and connected cars.

More information:

Timo Sukuvaara, FMI, tel. +358 040 529 4977, (mailto:

Jukka Mäkelä, VTT, tel. +358 400 245 504,

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