Representatives of the media are cordially invited to attend the unveiling of the latest 5G Mokki Tech Space with introductions by representatives of the Finnish EDUCase network of institutions of higher education, at the Kouvola campus of the South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences (Xamk) on Thursday, August 17, 2023.

Time and place:

Thursday, August 17, 2023, 13:00 – 14:30 hrs. (UTC+3)
Future Experience Lab (FUEL)
South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences (Xamk)
Paraatikenttä 7, 45100 Kouvola, Finland

Modular 5G mobile technology in a cottage

The 5G Mokki is a modular high-tech unit for developing software applications that require ultra-fast internet connections, to render immersive, three-dimensional (3D), virtual-reality (VR) and augmented-reality (AR) learning environments, as well as to deliver innovation services and remote work from and to any location in the world.

The course content available through the 5G Mokki Tech Spaces includes 5G/6G technology courses. Contributors to course development include Aalto University, University of Helsinki, University of Oulu, University of Tampere, Nokia, Ericsson, Ernst & Young, and Accenture. Thanks to EDUcase and international university cooperation, the course offerings will cover numerous topics and fields.

EDUCase brings together 26 Finnish higher-education institutions with academic and societal partners in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia to promote collaboration for sustainability in higher education and innovation. In the spring of 2023, its 5G Seasonal School involved the African School of Economics in Nigeria, Benin and Ivory Coast; Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia; and Lusaka University in Zambia.

Following a visit by a delegation of the EDUCase network to Nigeria in April 2023, the agency responsible for the country’s university infrastructure, TETFund, has expressed interest in creating a network of connected 5G Mokki Tech Spaces. The tech spaces enable new types of trans-continental studies combining technology and business.

Starting with a core of six university campuses, each representing one of Nigeria’s six geopolitical regions, the intention is to subsequently expand the network to cover 49 university campuses. As a result, the 5G Mokki Tech Spaces can provide access to the latest mobile ITC technologies to up to five million students and recent graduates.

Project implementation and potential

The project will be planned and implemented in collaboration with Cognity Advisory, a well-known African consultancy network, and the Start North Mokki Tech Space network administered by Start North association and its Mökki Solutions Oy Ab impact company.

Start North is an association that serves as an accelerator network, consisting of world-leading universities, companies, and not-for-profit organisations, including Ambitious Africa, an initiative bringing African and Nordic youth together to take Africa to the next level.

The true potential of 5G/6G-enabled modular infrastructure lies in enabling entirely new categories of applications. Think remote control of drones, self-driving cars and complex industrial processes. Think remote surgery. Think remote work and meetings in virtual or augmented reality. Think remote learning. The operative word is “remote”.

Since many European and African countries have overlapping time zones, The 5G Mokkis provide an opportunity for international corporations to tap into highly skilled, young African talent, not only to deliver remote work but also to spur innovation.

Event programme:

13:00 Opening and welcome – Dr. Petteri Ikonen, Xamk.
EDUCase Platform – Mrs. Anna Björnberg – Michelsson, Aalto University.
Experiences from campus 5G test networks – Mr. Aki Happonen, Savonia UAS.
5G Mokki as a tool for cooperation – Mr. Antti Hevosmaa, Xamk; Mr. Lauri Holla, Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) & Start North.
14:00 Demonstration of the 5G Mokki Tech Space.
14:30 Media event ends. Researchers’ project workshop starts.

Please, contact Dr. Jari Handelberg for media enquiries or to request a Microsoft Teams invitation for remote attendance.

For media enquiries:

Dr. Jari Handelberg, Chairman of the Boards of Mökki Solutions and Start North.


Start North website:

African School of Economics launches 5G mobile technology spaces for distributed learning and remote work | Media Release, Start North, April 20, 2023.

5G Mokki, The African Technology Space Network That Will Impact Global Businesses | Media Release, Start North, June 17, 2022.

5G Mokki network can have a huge impact on global businesses | Aalto University, June 17, 2022.

New Cameroon business incubator signs up with Pan-African tech firm and Finnish education technology network to spread 5G Tech Spaces across the African continent | Media Release, Start North, May 24, 2022.

5G Mökki is Changing the World | Aalto University, October 29, 2021.

About the South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences

The South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences, Xamk, offers Education; Research, Development and Innovation (RDI); and Services for companies and individuals. Xamk positions itself as a UAS with a focus on well-being, technology and the creative economy. With campuses in the cities of Savonlinna, Mikkeli, Kouvola and Kotka, Xamk has approximately 11,500 students and over 900 staff.

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