5G Barcelona on detail

A neutral laboratory

Neutrality is an essential feature of 5G Barcelona. This implies that the initiative is not linked exclusively to any institution or any private company.

5G deployment requires infrastructures to be shared, and this will make it more open to the entire industry in a transversal way.

“Neutrality adds value to third parties. Being neutral offers more credibility to what is done here”

Carles Antón-Haro

R&D Programme Director at CTTC
5G Barcelona on detail

Field lab & trial

5GBarcelona will have 5 nodes, to which more will be added until reaching a deployment of 20% of the territory in 2020.

Carrer Pere IV –Headquarters of the Barcelona City Council Municipal Institute of Information Technology (IMI)
Smart Campus
Fira Barcelona Area in L’Hospitalet de Llobregat
CTTC Lab Trial
Passeig de Gracia

“Our goal is to consolidate this technology and this open platform and then transfer it to the market”

Josep Vidal

Professor at UPC
5G Barcelona on detail


Laboratory and testbeds

Validation, demonstrations and practical experimentation. Includes availability of laboratories with real users


A space where 5G Barcelona members can share experiences and knowledge. It includes a collaborative platform.

Project development

Identification, execution and participation in projects aligned with strategic challenges. Working to validate use cases in order to leverage the benefits that 5G offers to companies and citizens.


Access by companies and professionals in training elements of 5G knowledge

Public calls

Participation in the 5G calls at European, Spanish or Catalan level