Researchers setting up wireless mmWave demonstration in Tietotalo


In the field of wireless communications, we have several key projects which are shortly described on this site.

List of latest projects


A-WEAR is a four year (2019-2022) H2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (ITN)/European Joint Doctorate (EJD) 4 bringing together five beneficiaries and 12 partner organizations from Finland, Czech Republic, Italy, Romania, and Spain, with the aim of educating, supervising, and training 15 young ambitious and creative researchers to face the future challenges in smart wearables and wireless computing and enhance their career prospects by training them in a multi-sector cross-country environment and teaching them to think globally.

A-WEAR web pages


This Academy of Finland-funded project (2020-2022) aims at creating novel signal processing methods that allow the use of 5G system and 5G New Radio jointly as localization, communication, and radar system.

ULTRA web pages


5G VIIMA will research, develop and experiment Industry 4.0 relevant 5G technologies and services for indoor and outdoor use. Project is combining new 5G Network technology enablers and latest industry assets, and targets value-adding new capabilities to industry use cases. Practical experiments are done in four locations: inside a factory, a controlled semi-open outdoor/indoor industry campus and with energy grids in three cities (Tampere, Espoo, Oulu).


5G-FORCE is a research project led by a team of 5G multidisciplinary experts that provide a platform including cutting edge technologies on 5G radio, networking, machine Learning and security to facilitate experiment of verticals. The Consortium is led by Nokia and Aalto University in cooperation with Ericsson, Tieto, F-Secure in perfect blend with SMEs such as Wirepass, Esju and major research and academic institutions from FINLAND such as VTT, University Helsinki, Tampere University, Turku Univ. Applied Sciences, University Oulu and Centria. 5G-FORCE is working in tight cooperation with major Finnish operators Elisa, Telia, DNA and regulator Traficom.

5G-FORCE web pages


LuxTurrim5G is a Nokia Bell Labs driven ecosystem project developing and demonstrating fast 5G network based on smart light poles with integrated antennas, base stations, sensors, screens and other devices. This joint project opens new digital services and business opportunities for a real smart city.

LuxTurrim5G web pages


The project will develop future radio technology and study its application for verticals by setting up use cases, scenarios and requirements for the technology as well as via testing. Testing and trialing of the technology will happen in test facilities provided by 5G Test Network Finland as well as in the testbeds from the consortium.

WIVE web pages


Promising higher speeds and extreme reliability, 5G will be launched by the turn of the next decade, with a majority of its development being done in the next few years. TAKE-5G project gathers the major industry players, SMEs and research institutions to work in following areas to design and prototype in several pilots the future 5G networks.

TAKE-5 web pages


In this project our goal is to develop a disruptive digitally-intensive amplitude/time-based wideband radio transmitter for high-efficiency hybrid beamforming MIMO system. We aim for seamless implementation of the required signal processing, D/A conversion, modulation, and power amplification. In brief our scientific objectives are: 1. Exploiting signal processing techniques to develop disruptive transmitter concept, enabling the combination of wideband, power-efficient and highly-linear operation at low cost; 2. Enabling beamforming support in massive MIMO systems, in reconfigurable manner, for devices ranging from low-power IoT to base stations; 3. Designing and fabricating two IC prototypes based on the objectives above, where the first prototype would be a proof-of-concept at sub-6 GHz frequencies, and the second prototype would push the performance also for cm- and mmW bands; 4. Demonstrating the feasibility of the system concepts with measurements.


FUWIRI proposal shall address how the 6Genesis Flagship Programme research enablers – 5G test networks 5GTN and TAKE-5 – will be gradually transformed from two 5G networks into FUWIRI which is an integrated, commonly orchestrated 5G and 6G test network including introduction of the research based new devices and capabilities into this national and eventually international infrastructure therefore highlighting the evolving nature of this environment.


The evolution of Industrial Internet-of-Things (IIoT) is fueled by an avalanche of connected and networked machines and promises unprecedented economic potential. To deliver seamless connectivity support for unconstrained IIoT device mobility, it is crucial to deploy dynamic low-latency networks with seamless high data rate communication and precise localization capabilities. This is particularly important for the emerging IIoT applications, wherein a moving machine sends high-volume monitoring data to its remote human operator in real-time and then receives control feedback with extremely high reliability. For such systems, the project aims to provide seamless high data rate availability in the uplink, while delivering low latency and high reliability connectivity in the downlink. Our developed techniques will facilitate future IIoT applications with profound societal and economic impact. The project combines the multi-disciplinary expertise of four PIs from two Finnish universities.


Future mobile networks, including 5G, with new ubiquitous mobile services, such as health and wellness services, public safety services, and self-driving cars, are about to revolutionize the future society. A vast majority of new services are dependent on location information, which raises the user localization as one of the key technologies in current development. Besides conventional end-user services, location-awareness in mobile networks enables also efficient radio resource management, which benefits the network operators in terms of network implementation and deployment costs. This project focuses on developing novel low-cost and energy-efficient positioning technologies, and novel location-aware proactive radio resource management functionalities for future mobile networks. These together are able to redeem the ambitious design targets, including both energy-efficient, high-rate and low-latency communications capability as well as accurate ubiquitous always-on positioning.

RF Convergence

The amount of wireless data increases exponentially, autonomous systems are gaining footprint, and augmented reality is booming. In addition to efficient communications, also the importance of radio-based sensing is increasing. This development requires new multi-functional hardware to enable versatile and efficient use of the spectrum, energy and hardware. In this project, leading companies in Finland together with academic partners develop multi-functional hardware systems, which can be used both in mobile communications and in radio-based environmental sensing. Developed systems enable completely new applications and business opportunities in many fields such as environmental intelligent transport systems, healthcare and wellbeing, environmental and urban monitoring, energy management, security, building and home automation, and process and manufacturing industry. The concept of RF convergence where the future multifunctional radio network can provide both communications and radio-based sensing functionalities, simultaneously and potentially at same frequencies, can form a radical disruption to existing systems and business models.

Digitally-assisted array transceivers operating at cm- and mm-wave frequencies will evidently be an integral part of the future wireless communications and sensing systems. The expectations set to these systems cannot be met through software development without significant advancements in hardware. Hardware performance is already now a limiting factor for companies to widen their product portfolio and business area. The whole chain from antenna to RF IC with hardware and signal processing algorithms must be redefined to achieve competitiveness in renewing communications and sensing technology markets. In this project, companies develop their know-how on cutting-edge multifunctional mm-wave arrays while academia educates new game changers and maintains Finland’s reputation as a leading research hub in the wireless technology.