The 5G Barcelona initiative seeks to become the leading 5G hub for Southern Europe.
It will be an open space for innovation based on collaboration between different public and private players, creating synergies in the ecosystem and offering an experimental infrastructure to test, create prototypes and implement new digital solutions in the city.
5G Barcelona wants to stimulate the existing innovation in Barcelona, attract foreign investment, promote new technology businesses, and generate an entire industry around 5G technology.
The 5G Barcelona open digital hub will:
• Create a boost around the 5G industry to encourage fast implementation
• Favour the range of innovative applications and services that use 5G
• Generate improvements that have an impact on society and offer new opportunities to businesses
Neutrality is also an essential part of 5G Barcelona. This means that the initiative is not exclusively linked to any institution or private company.
Barcelona combines everything that is required to become the leading 5G hub for Southern Europe.
World capital of mobile technologies
Barcelona is the headquarters of the Mobile World Congress and world mobile capital with the support of GSMA.
City of innovation
Barcelona is the top 5th city in Europe in terms of innovation thanks to its volume of startups and investment.
R&D: 22/37 EU projects
Catalonia is a benchmark region in terms of 5G R&D. A s a result of the 5G PPP initiative, within the scope of the H2020 program by the European Commission, many different research organizations established in Catalonia have received funding to take part in 22 projects of the 37 awarded.
Real test environment in the city with end users
Barcelona provides a real test environment for 5G technological solutions through the different open laboratories of the 5G Barcelona initiative.
Barcelona is becoming a leading city in technology, as it is home to companies capable of generating a sophisticated demand for 5G services and applications, and is able to attract major corporations to install their innovation units here, as well as the support of the city’s institutions.
What is 5G?
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How we do it
5G Barcelona offers services in different areas, ranging from encouraging the adoption and validation of 5G technology, and the transfer of knowledge in 5G, to the creation of business opportunities.
The initiative allows for the testing, prototyping, and implementation of 5G solutions through access to the 5G Barcelona laboratories to validate the technologies and applications in real-life environments. The initiative also seeks to encourage participation in the defining and implementation of pilot projects, case studies, and projects with the best companies.
Moreover, 5G Barcelona seeks to transfer knowledge through access to training in 5G technology with reports, scientific articles, and best practices on the 5G Barcelona environment.
5G Barcelona also allows for the development of projects by identifying and implementing - and taking part in - projects that are in line with the strategic challenges of 5G.
A strategic alliance between the public sector and private business
5G Barcelona was created with the aim of combining public and private efforts, bringing together different players and fields of knowledge.
Research and technology centres
Service and product suppliers