Private 5G Network

The SWIFt testbed offers access on a commercial basis to a state-of-the art private 5G network internally and externally on a Non-Stand Alone (NSA) and Stand Alone (SA) basis.

NSA features:

  • 5G NR on Band 78
  • LTE anchor point on band 3
  • NB-IoT Service
  • Nokia NDAC 4G/5G core

SA Features:

  • 5G NR on Band 78 3.6-3.8GHz for indoor
  • 5G MR on Band 77 3.8-4.2 for outdoor
  • ORAN architecture (CD and DU deployment)
  • Druid 5G Core

To find out more about this please contact our team to arrange a visit to the lab or call.

LoRaWAN IOT Network

The SWIFt testbed includes low-power wide-area network (LPWAN) capabilities together with other cutting edge connectivity technologies. More specifically, the network protocol that was provisioned by Digital Catapult is LoRaWAN, which is designed to connect wirelessly resource-constrained devices to the internet over very long
distances at very low power.

Showcase and Demonstrator room

The SWIFt showcase and meeting space provides a relaxed atmosphere to showcase IoT/5G applications and a variety of networking products and services and to demonstrate technical capability. It’s a space in which to provide inspiration, advice, teaching, training and guidance. It hosts a number of podiums for demonstrations and is ideal for organisations to show and promote their technologies, products and services.

Showcase and meeting area

The showcase and meeting area will be able to accommodate approximately 20 people. It will be suitable for a wide variety of activities:

  • Meetings
  • Seminars
  • Training and Development Sessions
  • Demonstrations of solutions, equipment and service
  • Tours
  • Brainstorming sessions
  • Troubleshooting
  • Round Table events
  • Video/Audio conferencing

The Workshop

The SWIFt lab/workshop has been designed for building, prototyping, engineering, fabrication, experimentation and testing of electronic and communication technologies. It will provide innovators and product developers with workbenches, tools and equipment, components, test gear, storage, safety equipment and fabrication facilities.

Workshop area

The workshop area will principally be used by more technical users and makers. They will use the workshop to:

  • Design, prototype and fabricate sensors and systems that sit on top of the wireless networks
  • Test and troubleshoot
  • Perform measurement and performance testing of devices and systems
  • Gain access to components, fabrication systems (PCBs, Enclosures etc) and test gear
  • Gain access to equipment which is safely stored in the workshop