News & Events

Past events:

Industrial use cases of 5G seminar the 18th of April

Come listen as a panel of experts go into detail about the industrial use cases of the forthcoming 5G technologies and infrastructure. Check out the seminar page for more information.

5G Hub in Energy weeks – 22th of March

5G HUB Vaasa team will participate in the Energy Weeks. You can come to see our poster and talk with us. We will be at

  • the Research exhibition, the 22th of March at 9:00 – 12:00 or
  • the Science fair, the 22 of March at 15:00 – 18:00 in the University of Vaasa

We also participate in the laboratory tour during the energy week. At the 22th of March you can visit the 5G HUB Vaasa 5G laboratory to see some demonstrations and talk with us according to the following laboratory tour time schedule:

19:15 – 20:15 VEBIC Engine and Fuel laboratories
17:30 – 18:30 VME Lab
16:00 – 17:00 3D Metal Printing Lab
16:30 – 17:30 Space Data Lab / 5G HUB Vaasa
18:00 – 19:00 FREESI Lab


The 5G research laboratory in Technobothnia is able to provide 5G-related services to regional companies and other interested parties. These services include but are not limited to:

  • providing an infrastructure to test applications inside a real 5G network
  • the capacity to support research & development of 5G-dependant applications in both simulated and real environments
  • providing an environment for education related to 5G
  • support from skillful personnel from three collaborating partners

Please get in contact to learn more.

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.

Project information

In brief:

The 5G HUB Vaasa research project is a joint collaboration between three universities: Vaasa University of Applied Sciences (VAMK), University of Vaasa & Novia University of Applied Sciences. The objective of the project is to develop, pilot and test 5G technologies for industrial use, and to produce results based on actual industrial use cases.

Through a separate investment a new 5G test laboratory will be established. The test laboratory is situated in the Technobothnia research laboratory in Vaasa. See the 5G Laboratory page for more information.

Project objectives:

  • To establish a 5G/6G test laboratory to strengthen digitization research and product development in the region.
  • To communicate and experiment with local operators to investigate a selection of use cases with the resources available in the test laboratory.
  • To strengthen the R&D infrastructure and development environment of digital solutions and smart systems that serve as focus areas for smart specialization in Ostrobothnia.
  • To develop 5G/6G know-how, and support companies and business networks with new business opportunities in identification and development work in Ostrobothnia.
  • To increase the networking of universities and colleges in the region with national research infrastructures, and support the application of competitive R&D funding from national and international sources.

Contact us

We are located in Technobothnia – Vaasa.

Petri Välisuo




Dennis Bengs



Tel: +358 44 780 5736