5G as a Driver for Transition of Digitalization in Ecosystem-Based Development

Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 1209)


Transition towards new ICT based technologies, as 5G- related technologies, will happen unexpected fast, including exponential growth of data. It is essential to understand the challenges of change and have a strategic view, identify the key elements and see the new opportunities in all levels of society development.

5G technologies are not fully standardized until during year 2020. Many key elements and benefits as increased latency, speed and reliability have been identified. It has not been too much discussion about the implementation on the technologies that are boosted by 5G. The development is very much depending on fiber network infrastructure investment.

Transdisciplinary innovation happens through digital innovation ecosystem to create profitable new business models. 5G do not replace other technologies but instead gives new possibilities for digital ecosystems to make new opportunities for business ecosystems to create new services.

There has been research about 5G possibilities in Smart city context in big cities, but not on what it provides in small cities. In this article is introduced the approach, how to prepare the 5G technology and the possibilities it may provide on Finnish growth corridor on city environment.


Smart city ecosystem Digitalization Fiber network 5G Transdisciplinary innovation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Häme University of Applied SciencesHämeenlinnaFinland
  2. 2.Hämeenlinna TownFinland

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