The City Council is sponsoring the largest business and professional event dedicated to 5G technology, providing FIBES with a forum for debate and business and an international showcase of applications as part of the municipal strategy to attract investment and digital nomads

The City Council is sponsoring the largest business and professional event dedicated to 5G technology, providing FIBES with a forum for debate and business and an international showcase of applications as part of the municipal strategy to attract investment and digital nomads

The Seville City Council, through the Seville City Office, affiliated to the Seville Municipal Company Congresses and Tourism, and the company Medina Media Events, has promoted the celebration of the largest multidisciplinary event dedicated to 5G technology in Spain, which has a hybrid format will. with participation in FIBES on the first day, May 9th, and the following four days online. This is the fourth edition of an event that was born in Malaga and this year had a virtual period to make the leap to this hybrid modality, giving companies the opportunity to physically demonstrate their technological advances and the transfer of business contacts support financially.

The Mayor of Seville, Antonio Muñoz, chaired the presentation of the 5G Forum today, together with Ricardo Medina, CEO of Medina Media Events, and a large group of directors from companies specialized in the deployment of 5G technology, such as Telefónica, Orange, Capgemini Engineering, Cellnex, Huawei, Axión, Televes, Netmetrix-Spirent, among others. Key companies from the Andalusian business world and representatives from institutions such as the University of Seville also attended.

“For a week in May, Seville will be the epicenter of 5G technology and the metaverse with a hybrid format, bringing to FIBES some of the products presented at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Many of the companies at the 5G Forum Seville will present projects and make demonstrations both for other companies and professionals and for the general public through a demonstration room that will be open to learn about the applications and possibilities of this technology.” “, explained the mayor. The last edition in virtual format managed to bring together more than 750 executives from 281 specialized companies and 4,195 virtual assistants from 18 countries.

For example, at FIBES, applications of 5G technology for industrial traffic safety or remote robot control using the Spot Xplorer robot or drones will be demonstrated; of mobile robots capable of performing remote robotic inspection and maintenance tasks; artificial intelligence applications applied to augmented reality; and applications linked to the metaverse. In fact, the experience and citizen contact with the Metaverse will be one of the great novelties of this fourth edition of the event, since the objective is to make known, through the leading companies of this technology, all the real applications and cases of use of this technology so that every citizen of can experience its benefits.

“There are many projects and initiatives that will be based in Seville during a week in May when we will be the national capital of 5G technology. But I would like to emphasize that the city’s intention is that this interest will not be abandoned in a day. Seville aspires to be a benchmark city in the implementation of 5G technology. We are working on it because we also understand that it represents a great opportunity to attract investment, talent and digital nomads,” the mayor said to the companies present.

In it, Antonio Muñoz has unraveled the progress of a city, Seville, precisely chosen by operators as one of the first in Spain to deploy 5G technology, as revealed, for example, that it has between 80 and 90 percent of its adapted network – the main companies are Orange, Vodafone and Telefónica –. The municipal strategy, explained the Seville City Council, envisages that the city be “a leader” in 5G technology and is preparing the necessary infrastructure for the implementation of short-range radio access points or small cells, connected to fiber optics and connectivity and offer improved capacity of mobile networks and enable the development of digitization projects for companies and the city itself, as well as applications for citizens.

“As part of the strategy that we are outlining in the city council, public-private cooperation is essential,” the mayor added. In addition to the 5G Forum, this year the Mow Forum on vehicles, the Tourism Innovation Summit, on technologies for the tourism industry, the Digital Coin and Climate Action, all of which are events with a strong business character, will be held in Seville and consequently for attracting investments.

“In short, we offer Seville as an urban laboratory for the development of projects of the kind that will be presented at these 5G conferences and that can later find practical application in our city,” Antonio Muñoz told the companies.

Business and institutional support

The 5G Forum is an opportunity to learn about the achievements of each initiative, company, university and city in an event with an international dimension and a first class showcase. It is powered by Telefónica, Orange, American Tower, Viavi Solutions, Ericsson, Capgemini Engineering, Qualcomm, Mavenir, Rohde & Schwarz, Keysight Technologies, Netmetrix-Spirent, Huawei, ZTE, Malaga City Council, Digital Content Center, Fycma and National supports 5G Observatory, Cellnex, Advantech, Ateme, TOTEM, Dekra, Televes, Hispasat, Nokia, JVC, Toshiba, Axión, Impulsa Vision RTVE and the Ministry of Economic Transformation, Industry, Knowledge and Universities of the Junta de Andalucía.