5G Barcelona

Description / Objectives

The city is to be southern Europe’s 5G hub.

The Government of Catalonia, Barcelona City Council, Mobile World Capital Barcelona, the i2CAT Foundation, CTTC, Atos and the UPC have implemented the 5G Barcelona initiative to turn Catalonia into a European 5G digital hub. This pioneering project will create an experimental, open environment that promises to turn the city into a metropolitan laboratory of 5G technology.

5G Barcelona will also implement a 5G European digital hub based on an experimental infrastructure open to the metropolitan area, which will act as an urban, citizen and technology laboratory to validate 5G technologies and services.

This environment of open innovation will be based on collaboration between various stakeholders, both public and private, and a stimulus for the existing innovation ecosystem in Barcelona, helping to capture foreign investment, boost technology start-ups and develop an industry around 5G.

Various pilot projects have taken place in health, automotive industry, security, industry and entertainment.

News

The proactive city is looking for high-impact social and environmental projects

Fri, 06/05/2022 - 16:23

Innovation. Projects have up to 27 May to be entered for the new urban-innovation call for grant applications.

Barcelona chooses drone technology to improve its management of public spaces

Mon, 02/05/2022 - 16:17

Barcelona City Council, IMI and BIT Habitat have entered into a partnership agreement to drive forward a pilot test on the coast of Barcelona within the framework of the Barcelona Urban Innovation Laboratory

Europe recognises Barcelona as a leading city in the green and digital transition

Thu, 28/04/2022 - 19:43

Climate emergency. A thorough process was followed to assess and select the cities, six others of which are in the Spanish state.

Two challenges to innovate in the recharging network for electric vehicles

Mon, 04/04/2022 - 15:23

Sustainability. The idea is to gain more flexibility with non-fixed charging points able to cover a distance of at least 15 metres and at a lower cost.

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