The wireless landscape will transform in the coming years. For instance, in 2020 wireless traffic is expected to increase a thousand-fold compared to 2010. Especially consumed video content is congesting current mobile networks. The media environment is changing and affecting business models for broadcasters, broadcast network operators (BNO), mobile network manufacturers, and mobile network operators (MNO). The number of wireless connected devices is expected to grow tremendously with some predictions going up to 50 billion connected devices. Scalability and support for a wide-range of various requirements will be essential for future wireless infrastructure in order to support use cases (both from the wide-range of supported applications point of view and varying traffic demands).

The technical focus of this project is therefore on 5G as well as a bit on evolution of earlier connectivity technologies. A central element here is to focus on vertical sectors that will benefit from the vision and its realization via 5G.

More information:

WIVE website


Jarkko Paavola,
Turku University of Applied Sciences,
jarkko.paavola (at) turkuamk.fi,
+358 40 3550335