5G Laboratory

The 5G laboratory was established on the Technobothnia premises as part of the 5G Hub Vaasa project. The laboratory is equipped with hardware and software for testing 5G communication with user equipment. The laboratory personnel has access to the more specialized lab equipment as part of the Technobothnia laboratories.

Laboratory equipment

AMARI Callbox Classic

Amarisoft’s Callbox Classic is a 5G base station with support for 5G NSA/SA, LTE LTE-M and NB-IoT connections.

Callbox Classic can be configured to manage multiple cells of different types, such as 4G/LTE + 5G.

The Callbox interface provides live metrics useful when measuring signal quality, maximum equipment bandwidth, antenna interference and more.

Callbox Classic

Edge Server

A powerful edge server is directly connected to the 5G base station to provide low-latency data processing capabilities for equipment connected via 4G/5G.

Some example use cases of the edge server are:

  • Machine learning and AI models at the Edge
  • Virtual- and Augmented Reality streaming
Edge Server


The 5G laboratory is equipped with a number of Raspberry Pi microprocessors with associated 5G HATs (Hardware Attached on Top).

Raspberry Pi with 5G HAT

5G modules

The 5G laboratory has multiple and various models of 5G modules for testing user equipment. These modules are generally in the M.2 form factor and is compatible with the adapters available in the lab.

Stand-alone 5G module (M.2 form factor)
USB Dongle with 5G module installed

SIM cards

Pre-programmed testing SIM cards are available for use with the 5G base station.

Consumer smartphones

The laboratory is equipped with several standard consumer smartphones for testing purposes. Among these are the Google Pixel and Samsung Galaxy Android phones.


5G camera

A 5G-compatible security camera is installed in the laboratory for testing purposes.

5G camera

Partner laboratories

The 5G laboratory has access to other general and specialized equipment as part of the Techobothnia laboratories.

For information about the software available in the 5G Hub Vaasa laboratories, see the Software page.