The Region of Galicia has been selected to launch a 5G pilot project promoted by, a state-owned entity under the Ministry of Economy and Business that promotes the advancement of digitisation in Spain. The project includes eight use cases that will be developed in this region by a joint venture consisting of Telefónica, Ericsson, Nokia, Cinfo, Idronia, Telnet Redes Inteligentes and the Fernández-Vigo International Centre of Advanced Ophthalmology. With a duration of 24 months, it has a budget of more than 11 million euros, for which a grant of more than 4 million has been applied for and will be co-funded by from the ERDF.

Ineco, which is participating as a collaborating agent, will be launching one of the cases that will be implemented in Galicia with Adif: supervision of the railway infrastructure in Ourense using camera-equipped drones to collect images of the tracks to facilitate inspection and maintenance.

In order to carry out these cases, a 5G network will be rolled out to enable experimentation and innovation with the capabilities of this technology, specifically its high bandwidth and low latency; non-standalone (NSA) and standalone (SA) network architecture; network slicing; edge computing; and active antenna technology.