Empower accelerates the adoption of 5G technology
Empower is fully engaged in the 5G development, offering its unique telecom expertise to customers. During the past ten years, Empower has executed thousands of mobile network base station installations and implementations in Finland; in 2018 alone, approximately 2,000 base stations were taken into use.
Empower’s extensive team of experts ensures that customers can move smoothly from the 4G world to the 5G world. In late 2018, Empower joined a collaborative network called 5G Momentum, the goal of which is to make Finland the 5G technology leader.
"In 5G installation, Finland is on the crest of the wave. There are great expectations for the sector as the construction of 5G connections is only just beginning."
– In 5G installation, Finland is on the crest of the wave. There are great expectations for the sector as the construction of 5G connections is only just beginning. However, 5G is already taken into account in building construction, in fiber routing, for instance, says Heidi Paukkunen, Empower’s Area Manager in Oulu.
Studies show that Finns are the most active users of mobile data in the world. Nowadays, the speed and reliability of data transfer are important as our everyday actions and ever more versatile smart devices rely on network connections to an increasing extent. A huge number of connected devices require 5G, which is considered the next technological revolution.
Empower cooperates actively in telecom construction with Nokia. For several years, Empower has done mobile base station installations at Nokia’s plant in Oulu. Empower’s installers have extensive expertise and experience in working in high base station towers, required for installation tasks, and the work is mainly carried out by a team of three or four installers. Empower receives individual mobile installation work requests constantly and installation projects usually last one or two days.
"Empower’s installers work briskly and diligently. In connection with installation work, we are often provided with suggestions for improvements related to device design and mounting that are very useful for us."
– Empower’s installers work briskly and diligently. In connection with installation work, we are often provided with suggestions for improvements related to device design and mounting that are very useful for us, describes Risto Martikkala, 5G Beam Forming and Field Test Specialist at Nokia.
In addition to test tower installation projects, Empower was involved in the construction of the Oritkari 5G base station, carried out for a Finnish operator in cooperation with Nokia. The project started in early summer and ended in late autumn and Empower’s assignment consisted mainly of design and installation work. The project was executed successfully and on schedule. All in all, both Empower’s personnel and the customer think that 5G work in the Oulu region has been successful.
– We are extremely satisfied with Empower’s performance. I believe that we will cooperate actively in the future, too. As we already know each other well, cooperation is effortless, Martikkala says in conclusion.