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"5G Pilot in Galicia" project (#Pilotos5G)


Back in September 2019, the “5G Pilot in Galicia” project, promoted by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Business through Red.es, was presented in Vigo. This is one of the two pilots, which the Government has promoted for the development of 5G technology through a public call for aid, with an aggregate budget of more than € 36 million, of which more than €10 million will be financed by Red.es through the FEDER.

The project to be developed in Galicia will last 24 months, a budget of more than € 11 million, of which more than € 4 million will be financed from the ERDF, and will have eight use cases in areas such as connected cars, industry 4.0 or healthcare.

This pilot, which is already in the first phase of development, includes eight use cases:
  • Assistance to driving in the O Cereixal tunnel (Lugo) to test new services that will improve the safety of vehicles through the tunnel (warning of weather conditions at the exit, anomalies inside, among others.)
  • Movistar Fusion service on fixed access 5G radio, (in Vigo), as an alternative solution to fiber in urban and rural environments.
  • Supervision of the railway infrastructure with Adif and Ineco using camera drones, which collect images of the tracks to facilitate their inspection and maintenance, in Orense.
  • Industry 4.0, framed in the Navantia Shipyard 4.0 digitization plan, for remote technical assistance to machines in production with augmented reality and 3D models; Visualization of pieces on the real stage to identify possible incidents, and 3D streaming in real time to accurately validate the ship's built blocks.
  • Production of sporting events with Deportivo de la Coruña and the TV5G solution in the Riazor stadium and in the sports city of Abegondo (A Coruña) to cover professional broadcasting and user broadcast via 5G.
  • Exploration and remote ophthalmological diagnosis in real time by capturing high-resolution images in collaboration with the International Center for Advanced Ophthalmology of Dr. Fernández-Vigo in Vigo.
This short video from Telefonica gives a quick summary of the projects:


The official website is here.

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