Ubiwhere leads 5G project to install antennas on lampposts and bus stops

Jornal Económico with PC Guide 03 July 2020, 09:57

It is called Scalable and Self-Optimized Wireless Network Backhauling for 5G (SNOB-5G) and is the new international project, whose consortium will be led by Ubiwhere, a national company.

«The SNOB-5G project is developed under the Portugal2020 program, with the support of the MIT Portugal Program» and, in addition to Ubiwhere, it also has the participation of the MIT Electronics Research Laboratory, Instituto de Telecomunicações (Aveiro) and of the Center for Informatics and Systems of the University of Coimbra.

This project aims to respond to the challenges of 5G implementation, such as “high quality expectations”, the need for “smart services to cities” and the “overpopulation of urban centers” – all this requires a “massive and ubiquitous installation of a 5G network in a scalable and efficient way ”, says Ubiwhere.

In this way, the SNOB-5G will bring together several experts in telecommunications and other technologies to «research, design and implement an innovative and robust intelligent solution for wireless backhaul connections between 5G units».

The backhaul is, reminds the national company, the “network structure responsible for establishing the connection between the core of the network and the distribution units”.

One of the possibilities on the table is to use this technology in «lamp posts, benches or bus stops» to emit the 5G signal, so that it is available to the customers of the operators and for «intelligent transport systems and vehicle communication for cars autonomous’.

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