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panOULU – open & wireless network

City is like a café – with free wifi!

panOULU is an open wireless network in the city area. It was launced in 2003 and has been expanded several times over the years. At its best, the network is used every month by more than 60 000 individual users. Using the network is free of charge for its users, and it is provided in co-operation by the city of Oulu, the University of Oulu, Oulu University of Applied Sciences, and several other actors in the area. The network has about 1,500 access points and covers the city’s main public areas, service points and campuses.

Additional information

City as a platform
Multiple projects 2003-2015
Contact persons
Päivi Kärki (Oulun Digi)
The University of Oulu, Oulu University of Applied Sciences
The City of Oulu, ERDF