The CORE++ project

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CORE++ project

This project will study the influence of new spectrum sharing concepts on the mobile communications networks and the required new testing solutions from business, regulation, and technology perspectives and trial selected algorithms and concepts.

The project will build upon the trial environment developed in the preceding CORE/CORE+ projects in 2011-2014 to develop cross-industry end-to-end ecosystem trials of the new concepts/methods and to present the results to research, regulation and business domains.

CORE++ demos at WInnComm-Europe 2016 in Paris 11-12 October 2016

CORE++ project will present 2 demos in WInnComm-Europe 2016 conference in Paris on 11-12 October 2016: “Rapidly Deployable Network Concept with Licensed Shared Access System“ and “Field Trial of Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) / Spectrum Access System (SAS)”.

The King and Queen of Norway visited CORE++ demo stand 9 September 2016!

CORE++ project had a live demo of CBRS/SAS trial at 5G demo day at Nokia premises in Oulu Finland during 8-9 September 2016. The King and Queen of Norway visited there on 9 of September!

CORE++ won the Best Demo Award at European Wireless 2016 conference!

CORE++ project's live demo of CBRS/SAS trial won the Best Demo Award at European Wireless 2016 conference 18-20 May 2016 in Oulu, Finland!

Mobile World Congress 2016!

CORE++ LSA as one of the VTT's demos live at Barcelona

See us at Finland pavilion 1E04 in hall 1. Contact Miia Mustonen for CORE++ demonstration (

Evolution of trialling activities in CORE, CORE+ and CORE++ projects 2013-2016

Mailstones of the research

CORE+: VTT, University of Oulu and Centria participated in the Tekes project Cognitive Radio Trial Environment + (CORE+, 2013-2014) which further developed the CORE trial environments and showcased the world’s first live LSA trials in 2013. The project showed several consecutive LSA trials in Europe, US and Asia, and had a pioneering role in the development of the new LSA concept with up to 20 scientific publications and communication of the results to regulation and standardization fora.The project also conducted Active Antenna System (AAS) field tests, co-primary spectrum sharing trials, business studies and contributed to spectrum regulation. The CORE+ project has been ended by 31.3.2015.

CORE: VTT, University of Oulu and Centria have participated in the Tekes project Cognitive Radio Trial Environment (CORE, 2011-2012) which developed trial environments for cognitive radio systems (CRSs) by introducing CRS features to the research facilities provided by the research partners. Project contributed significantly to international spectrum regulation to promote specrum sharing at International Telecommunication Union Radiocommunication sector (ITU-R). Project also investigated to business aspects including scenarios and business models.


The following presentation highlights the LSA live trials, so far...

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Check this screen recording from the live LSA trial, it shows multi-sector evacuations with different incumbent types.

About the CORE+ project

Project name: Cognitive radio trial environment+
Project's short name: CORE+
Project number: 81837 (VTT)
Duration 2 years, 2013-2014

We aim to

More information on CORE+ project:

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Senior Scientist, Pekka Aho,
tel. +358 40 849 9525