Guimarães 5G Ready

Guimarães 5G Ready

The Smart Lamppost consortium, composed by Proef, Ubiwhere and Metalogalva, presented in Guimarães a pioneering project in Portugal.

The project "Guimarães 5G Ready" was presented on June 7, it results from the partnership between the Municipality of Guimarães and Smart Lamppost for the implementation of a new generation of urban furniture, in this particular case, public lampposts.

This pioneering project in Portugal intends to be the motto for the paradigm shift that we live in today's telecommunications, João Faria, Chief Growth Officer of Smart Lamppost, points out that "the future has reached the street level" and with the multiplication of services, today a lighting pole can take on more functions and can be seen as a distributed housing solution capable to generate incomes by renting the space to urban operators / service providers, making possible to monetize urban furniture ".

The solution presented in Guimarães included an electric vehicle charger, a small cell to operate in 3.5GHz, a CCTV, a public Wi-Fi hotspot, telemetry and, of course, LED luminaires with integrated management. The solution also included a platform that allowed the management of assets, lease agreements, Marketplace and management of the environmental conditions of the poles.

The mayor of Guimarães, Domingos Bragança, highlights the "innovation of the digital transformation process, that has Guimarães at the forefront of the digital era" and, at the same time, the city takes "a further step towards environmental sustainability".

This infrastructure is neutral, which means, it will not be associated with any operator and will serve as a testing area for future and innovative projects related to telecommunications and 5G networks in the city of Guimarães.

In the future, it will be possible to make this infrastructure available for universities, knowledge centers, companies and work groups in Guimarães and other municipalities.

The presentation session was also attended by the Councilor of the Economic Development Division of Guimarães, Ricardo Costa and representatives from Huawei, Vodafone, NOS, Altice, EDP among other international companies.

Presentation of "Guimarães 5G Ready"
Source: Smart Lamppost

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