Hexatronic is Part of a Leading Testbed for Future Technologies

02 Sep 2016

Hexatronic is part of the Urban ICT Arena's mission to develop sustainable cities and boost innovation. 


The Urban ICT Arena (UICTA) is an open testbed area for co-operation, technological development and integration in urban environments where digitalization opportunities for sustainable digital cities can be developed, tested and demonstrated.


UICTA is led by Kista Science City, along with the Department of Computer and Systems Sciences at Stockholm University, the City of Stockholm, Ericsson, IBM, the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Swedish ICT and the Stockholm County Administrative Board. The project is supported by Telia, Cisco, Intel, Citycon and now also Hexatronic.


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Within UICTA Hexatronic together with the other contributing partners and participants, will develop and integrate innovative technical solutions in information and communication technologies, primarily fiber infrastructure for 5G and other wireless technologies.


The communications solutions of the future will have completely different requirements from those in today's IT infrastructure. We have seen the start of this in the large number of fiber projects underway around the world, where the focus is on fiber to the home (FTTH). Upcoming technologies such as 5G and IoT (Internet of Things) applications raise the bar even further. Hexatronic will contribute to this by developing the technologies and further enabling Sweden to maintain a leading role in the field.


What can we expect from Hexatronic’s participation in UICTA? Hexatronic want to contribute to the development of the sustainable city. Smart digital solutions are one of the techniques for making this possible. Innovative new cable systems based on the so-called "active" cables in which optical fiber and power supply are integrated in one unit, installation methods that minimize the cost for further extension, signal and power via the fiber optic light guide for future sensor networks are just a few examples.


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