Helsinki Airport became the first airport to employ 5G technology this week when Stockholm-based telecom operator Telia launched a next generation network using Nokia equipment. Together with Finnish airport operator Finavia, Telia introduced a 5G-powered autonomous robot carrying out service tasks.
“The robot can deliver a real-time video stream from the terminal area to monitor activity in the aree through remote or autonomous control. The robot can also guide passengers in the terminal, according to Heikki Koski, chief digital officer, Finavia.
The data transmission and control of the robot is carried over a 5G base station at the airport. utilizing the 28 GHz frequency band.
”5G will start with enterprise customers, especially for industrial automation and remote control. The low-latency connection and massive capacity of 5G will serve the airport well with its masses of passengers and data, and with the focus on security and fluency of services,” said 5G Program Director Janne Koistinen, Telia Finland.