Premix’s RF Materials involved in LuxTurrim5G project – Enabling Future Smart Cities

The project focuses on creating a 5G network based on smart light poles, which will form the digital backbone of future smart cities. New solutions require new materials.

May 28, 2019

Nokia Bell Labs driven industry group is building key enablers for fast 5G network based on smart light poles, which will form the digital backbone of future smart cities. The LuxTurrim5G ecosystem project has developed the 5G smart pole concept where 5G base stations, a variety of different sensors, video cameras, displays and other devices have been integrated to light poles. This creates a novel platform providing fast, low latency mobile communications and possibilities to exploit huge amount of data to make new digital services for smart cities. The solutions have been piloted already during last two years at Nokia Campus in Espoo, Finland, and now the plans are to expand the piloting to real environment in Kera region of Espoo.

The highly multidisciplinary joint development of 10 companies and three research institutes co-funded by the companies and Business Finland has quickly advanced from research to practice. The project has developed and piloted both innovative smart pole structures, 5G radio network technology, new antenna materials, various sensor solutions as well as several new service and business concepts. Intensive ecosystem collaboration has been done by Nokia Bell Labs, Sitowise, Exel Composites, Premix, Lammin Windows and Doors, Vaisala, Teleste, Indagon, Ensto, Rumble Tools, VTT, University of Tampere, Aalto University and Spinverse as the project coordinator.

At the first two-year project period, at the end of May, the LuxTurrim5G consortium organized an Impact Day, a show-case event, at Nokia Campus, presenting further plans and key results in the form of numerous practical demos to around 200 invited guests.

Premix was present in the Impact Day, too.

– 5G mmWave base stations ​need novel RF materials ​to increase network efficiency​. PREPERM® antenna materials have been developed ​to minimize signal losses ​and increase reliability​. Our antenna materials give 10-30% larger cell coverage compared to traditional materials. We were happy to be a part of this innovative project and creating the digital future for our part, says RF Technology Manager, Dr. Jan Järveläinen, who represents Premix in the LuxTurrim5G project.

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LuxTurrim5G/photo of cell coverage


For more information please contact:

Jan Järveläinen, Premix (RF Technology Manager, Premix) , +358 50 339 8844

Juha Salmelin, Nokia (Project Director, Nokia), +358 50 5223508

Pekka Wainio, Nokia Bell Labs (Project Manager, Nokia Bell Labs), +358 40 5811211

Markku Heino, Spinverse (LuxTurrim5G Project Manager), +358 40 7191221

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