Finland’s new motor racing circuit, KymiRing, is set to receive a 5G private network using Nokia’s Digital Automation Cloud (DAC) technology. The industrial-grade 5G technology network will both support broadcast production companies while also creating a testing environment to develop autonomous and connected vehicles and software at the largest motorsports track venue in northern Europe.

“Motorsport has a long legacy of being at the forefront of technology innovation. KymiRing is no exception. Implementing 5G will enhance the testing environment for automotive teams and radically transform the viewing experience for fans and spectators,” said Stephan Litjens, general manager of enterprise solutions at Nokia Cloud & Network Services.

“We see this platform as a springboard to build our digital business and develop new services,” said KymiRing CEO Markku Pietilä.

“Big events generally require an enormous stake from production companies, who arrive with truckloads of cables and support technology. Thanks to our network improvements, the infrastructure is completed significantly faster as most of the technology is available on site,” he said.

The deployment of the private network is being completed by Finnish broadband provider EDZCOM, a company acquired by European infrastructure giant Cellnex last year, and is set to be completed before the start of the 2021 MotoGP season.