UTS and Nokia open the door to a 5G future

​The 5G Futures Lab will power facility-wide 5G coverage to allow for the development, testing and demonstration of potential 5G use cases both in the lab, and in the field.

Nokia and the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) welcomed the Hon. Paul Fletcher, Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts to officiate the 5G Futures Lab opening at UTS Tech Lab.

The 5G Futures Lab opening signifies the research partnership between UTS and Nokia and ongoing development, testing, and research of potential 5G use cases.

“We’re excited about this partnership with UTS and what we can achieve together. Here at the 5G Futures Lab we can push the boundaries of 5G, developing new 5G use cases for industry and consumers as well as testing the latest innovative Nokia products for our customers.” Dr. Robert Joyce, Chief Technology Officer at Nokia Oceania

The 5G Futures Lab is equipped to showcase the best of 5G technology available today, providing insight into the future of 5G. Featuring the largest permanent collection of Nokia Radio, IP and Optical equipment in Oceania, the lab is also directly connected to UTS’ large Antenna Chamber, where Nokia can test the potential of its latest 5G radio technologies.

The first joint research project has already commenced – the ‘5G Connected Cobot’ project, one of the 19 recipients of the Federal Government’s 5G Innovation Initiative grants announced in August 2021.

“UTS is delighted to be working with Nokia on the 5G Futures Lab. Industry collaborations such as these allow our academics and students to work with state-of-the-art technology and real industry problems, in turn inspiring the creation of new applications and businesses.” Professor Glenn Wightwick, UTS Deputy Vice-Chancellor Innovation and Enterprise.