SURF tests possibilities of 5G network on campus in Groningen
5Groningen Covenant 2018-2020
In early January SURF and 9 other participants in the Dutch 5G testbed in Noord-Groningen signed the 5Groningen Covenant 2018-2020. Over the next 3 years we continue working with TNO, Agentschap Telecom, the University of Groningen (RUG), Hanze University of Applied Sciences and others to make the 5G Fieldlab become a reality.
Smart campus in Groningen
The 5G Lab was opened at the Zernike complex in Groningen; the first site where 5G tests are being carried out with prototypes of new innovations. On the campus we will be setting up a smart campus testbed in partnership with the RUG and Hanze University of Applied Sciences, where many wireless innovations in the field of frequencies, Wi-Fi, 5G and IoT will be tested in practice. We will do so with the aid of education and research specific use-cases. The focus will lie on in-building communication services on campus. We are currently carrying out preparations and will soon start implementing this testbed.