VALENCIA: KEY NODE AT NATIONAL LEVEL IN 5G TECHNOLOGY
Valencia is positioning itself as a key node in the development of 5G projects. National and international companies are coming to the city to invest on a revolutionary technology that significantly improves the performance of internet access, while providing opportunities for development, progress and a sustainable future.
It is in this context that the Temporary Union of Companies (UTE, spanish acronym) for the development of 5G in Valencia was born. In the UTE we can find founding companies such as Orange, Idrica, Robotnik or Vysion together with collaborating entities such as RTVE, Fermax, Huawei or Intel and authorities such as the Valencia City Council or the Generalitat Valenciana.
Recently, the UTE received the visit of different representatives of the national, regional and local governments, to whom they presented the progress of their different 5G projects. The visit was attended by the First Vice-President of the Government and Minister of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation, Nadia Calviño, together with Carolina Pascual, Minister of Innovation, Universities, Science and Digital Society of the Generalitat Valenciana and Pilar Bernabé, Deputy Mayor for Economic Model of the City Council of Valencia and Councillor for Entrepreneurship and Economic Innovation.
Currently, a total of 17 projects are active, but in this institutional visit four were under the spotlight: Tourism 4.0; Robotics for cancer diagnosis; Precision agriculture; and Remote inspection and maintenance with robots.
Before leaving the event, the Vice-president of the Government highlighted the relevance that Spain is acquiring in this sector “there is no other country in which this type of collaborative innovation projects has been developed so much, joining forces so effectively”.