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Telefónica wins the second public call from the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation with 5G projects for Madrid, Andalusia, Extremadura and Castilla y La Mancha
• Telefónica reinforces its commitment to promoting 5G by being the operator with the greatest participation in the 5G Pilots promoted by Red.es
• Telefónica leads the Telefónica 5G Madrid and 5G Andalusia Private Networks proposals with 13 use cases and will support 8 pilots in Extremadura and Castilla La Mancha with its 5G network.
• The four initiatives have a total budget of 8 million euros, of which 2.8 million euros are co-financed by Red.es from the FEDER funds.
• The Telefónica 5G Madrid project has eight use cases that will be developed in the Community of Madrid over the next two years in areas such as industry and logistics, tourism, education, health, drones, and television production of events.
• The development in Madrid has Ericsson, Intel and Roche as collaborating agents and El Corte Inglés, Grupo Meliá, Hospital Universitario de La Princesa, Instituto de Empresa, State Society of Posts and Telegraphs and Telefónica Broadcast Services as clients of use cases.
• The 5G Andalusia Private Networks project has 5 use cases to be developed also over the next 2 years on urban mobility, remote video surveillance and management of public spaces, education and 5G private networks in port environments and industry.
• The project for Andalusia in turn has the city of Malaga, city of Torremolinos, the University of Malaga, TDK-Electronics, Port of Malaga and Intel as collaborating agents.
• The project in Extremadura, 5G Pilots in Cáceres, has 5 cases of use of immersive training in health and heritage issues, in research on mobility of autonomous vehicles and in control of electricity supply. The initiative, led by Gamma Solutions, has the participation of the Polytechnic School of the University of Extremadura, the Jesús Usón Minimally Invasive Surgery Center and the Cáceres City Council, with the support of the Extremadura Regional Government
• The 5G Pilot in Castilla y La Mancha has 3 use cases in the television, health and tourism sectors. The project, led by Telecom CLM, Furious Koalas and Amanto Soluciones Toledo, has the participation of Watchity and BTesa, SESCAM as a client and the support of the Junta de Castilla La Mancha.
Madrid, July 31, 2020.- Telefónica has won the second call for the development of 5G promoted by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation through Red.es, becoming the only operator whose projects have been selected in both calls.
Thus, the new 5G pilots in Madrid, Andalusia, Extremadura and Castilla La Mancha join the 5G Galicia Pilot (2019-2021) to develop use cases with the aim of promoting 5G technology in our country through the co-financing of the European Fund for Regional Development (FEDER) and Telefónica’s 5G network. The proposals have been built using as a basis all the experience acquired in the more than 60 5G use cases in which Telefónica has worked since the launch of the 5G Technological Cities project in January 2018.
These projects will use innovative and future technologies such as the application of holography, virtual reality, artificial intelligence and vehicular communications on drones as well as the most advanced models of smartphones, routers and virtual reality glasses.
The new capabilities that are being incorporated into 5G such as edge computing (run the services as close as possible to the client), Stand Alone networks (only 5G networks) and network slicing (several virtual mobile networks in a single coverage) will allow to give differential performance to these use cases using all available radio frequencies for 5G (3.5 GHz, 26 GHz and 700 MHz).
The Telefónica 5G Madrid project includes 8 use cases for the industry and logistics, tourism, education, health, drones and television production of events, which will allow testing the real utility, and applied to business, of the new 5G capabilities. The initiative has a total cost of about 2.5 million euros, of which about 900,000 correspond to the aid requested and granted by Red.es from the FEDER funds. The project has Ericsson, Intel and Roche as collaborating agents and El Corte Inglés, Grupo Meliá, La Princesa University Hospital, Instituto de Empresa, State Society of Post and Telegraphs and Telefónica Broadcast Services as clients of the use cases.
Specifically, the use cases included by Telefónica 5G Madrid are:
• control of drone air traffic in urban environments, where an exponential increase in flights is expected, to guarantee security and communication between drones, testing the improvements in positioning with 5G with the support of the Post and Telegraphs, and the collaboration of Ericsson.
• professional remote production of TV with cameras equipped with 5G connection and access to a production in the cloud so as to promote the mobility of the cameras and reduce the complexity and cost of live production, with the collaboration of Intel with Aviwest as one of its technological partners for TV solutions, and with Telefónica Broadcast Services as a producer of audio visual services.
• Rehabilitation with 5G virtual reality so that patients at the Hospital de la Princesa with multiple sclerosis (MS) perform their home rehabilitation using virtual reality glasses working in groups in virtual rooms that emulate video games, thanks to the collaboration of Roche and La Frontera VR laboratories.
• Private 5G network in a central logistics platform in El Corte Inglés to increase efficiency and optimize logistics processes, in collaboration with Ericsson.
• 5G coverage in differentiated networks within a hotel of the Meliá chain to offer good interior coverage and virtual mobile networks for the different services with network slicing and provide a simultaneous translation service in real time with a quality much higher than current and low latency to have face-to-face conversations in different languages. Ericsson and Intel collaborate with Lingmo International as one of its technology partners, provider of simultaneous translation software.
• virtual reality education to allow students from the Instituto de Empresa to access an interactive virtual classroom where they can attend seminars taught by a specialist.
• holographic meetings as an evolution from remote meetings in real time to a telepresence environment with much more interaction and sense of presence among meeting participants. In collaboration with Intel.
The 5G Andalusia Private Networks project includes 5 use cases that will take place over 2 years, all of them in the province of Malaga. Its cost is about 778,000 euros, of which about 310,000 correspond to the aid requested and granted by Red.es from the FEDER funds. Private Networks 5G Andalusia will have the Malaga City Council, Torremolinos City Council, University of Malaga, TDK-Electronics, Port of Malaga and Intel as collaborating agents.
The cases of use of Private Networks 5G Andalusia are:
• support in urban mobility management with artificial intelligence on video images for the control of crowds and people traffic; the development of 5G video communications with mobile cameras and drones in emergency scenarios and the connection of police officers to remote cameras.
• remote municipal management of public spaces through 5G video surveillance in the municipality of Torremolinos and that includes applications such as municipal security control, influx of people, occupancy levels on beaches, the state of the water and the distribution of 4K content for the tourist promotion.
• distribution of educational content with 5G for the development of classes with virtual reality and augmented reality technology.
• 5G connectivity in industrial environment 4.0 for vehicle control with automatic guidance and physical equipment of machinery, secure connectivity between industrial sites with main plant and between mobile industrial sites without fixed connectivity.
• 5G equipment in the port of Malaga for video analytics applications with artificial intelligence in order to manage the port’s cameras, as well as the deployment of a connected vehicle within the port area and the use of drones for surveillance.
The 5G Pilots project in Cáceres includes five use cases that will be developed in Extremadura, with an investment of 3.1 million euros, of which 1.2 million will be subsidized by Red.es with charge to FEDER funds. Led by Gamma Solutions, Telefónica, the Polytechnic School of the University of Extremadura, the Jesús Usón Minimally Invasive Surgery Center and the Cáceres city council are participating in the project with their Smart City Smart Heritage project, and with the support of the Board from Extremadura.
The use cases it includes are:
• development of a comprehensive training platform in minimally invasive surgery that allows medical students and residents to access high-volume pedagogical material such as preoperative studies or live surgeries.
• Research in autonomous vehicles for the transport of people on the Cáceres campus of the University of Extremadura and the functionality of “virtual driving” remotely.
• application of 5G to university education with mixed reality technologies in a visit to the historical heritage of Cáceres, a World Heritage city.
• use of 5G to control a user-oriented electricity supply network.
The necessary deployment for the project will turn the Cáceres campus into a hyperconnected space with the capacity to house large-scale projects.
The 5G Pilot in Castilla La Mancha includes three use cases that will be developed in Toledo and Talavera de la Reina with an investment of 1.2 million euros, of which 0.4 million will be subsidized by Red.es with funds ERDF. Led by the UTE Telecom CLM, Furious Koalas and Amanto Soluciones Toledo has the participation of Telefónica, Watchity and BTesa, with SESCAM as a client and with the support of the Junta de Castilla La Mancha.
This project has three use cases:
• In the television field, a 5G signal will be collected from the news gathering place to produce the signal that will finally be broadcast in real time and in the cloud.
• Real-time transmission of augmented reality images between the out-of-hospital emergency unit and the specialist doctor in the hospital.
• Integration of home automation and sensorisation in a hotel so that managers can coordinate their activity, carry out remote maintenance operations, etc.
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