5G technology represents a great leap in connectivity, in the promotion of technologies for the competitiveness of companies and for regional development and competitiveness.
On 2nd December 2020, the “Fundació Cercle d’Infraestructures” and Institut Cerdà held an online conference, hosted from the Auditorium of the College of Civil Engineers of Catalonia. The aim of the conference was to debate the 5G concept, addressing the current state of deployment, the infrastructure needed for this deployment, regional implementation and the applications and use in the field of services and industry.
The discussion covered regional integration of 5G, the challenges of the model of deployment and infrastructure management, and the opportunity 5G represents for the equitable development of services and economic activities throughout regions and amongst all citizens.
Pere Macias, President of the “Fundació Cercle d’Infraestructures” and Oriol Altisench,
Dean of the College of Civil Engineers of Catalonia gave the opening speeches. Federico Ruiz, Director of the 5G National Observatory, then presented the paper “What is 5G?” Finally, Lluis Inglada, Director of Territory at Institut Cerdà, moderated the discussion titled: “5G implementation: model, management and territorial impact”. The participants in this discussion were: Joan Mas, Director of the Area of Digital Technologies at Eurecat; Marta Continente, Manager of Innovation and Digital Transition at Barcelona City Council; Andreu Francisco, Director of Localret; and Joan Cervera, Commercial Director of Cellnex España.
If you missed the event, you can view it here