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JUN 04 2019

Guimarães is the birthplace of 5G in Portugal


The city of Guimarães will have a pioneering project in Portugal: the implementation of intelligent lighting poles with 5G network and electric vehicle chargers.

This is a pilot under development by Smart Lamppost (consortium composed by Ubiwhere, PROEF and Metalogalva), in partnership with the Municipality of Guimarães. An innovative project at the national level, whose main objective is to communicate through intelligent lighting poles, which are equipped with 5G network and electric vehicle charging systems.

On June 6, during the second half of the League of Nations (between the Netherlands and England), the project will be launched in one of the fan zones created in the city of Guimarães. In a first step, the smart poles will serve for high-quality video transmission in real time, using video streaming based on the 5G network provided by Smart Lamppost smart poles.

This neutral infrastructure (or, in other words, not exclusive to any operator) will serve as a testbed for future projects and put Smart Lamppost and the city of Guimarães at the forefront of innovation in the telecommunications and 5G networks. 

The public presentation of the project - Guimarães 5G Ready - will be on Friday, June 7, at 11:00 am, in the City Park of Guimarães.