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Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino airport gets 5G demo area

5g News - Published on Fri, 12 Apr 2019

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5G has landed in Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci Airport. The new demo area, developed by TIM, ADR and Ericsson opened: arriving and connecting travellers will have the opportunity to experience the innovative technology and services that will define mobile communications of the future. The 5G demo area will be located at the Terminal T3 arrivals’ baggage claim, where travellers will be able to live innovative virtual guided tour services, one of the main 5G tourism applications. In particular, travellers will be taken on an immersive bilingual tour of Piazza Navona using virtual reality headsets: they will explore the square and its famous fountains at different times of day and night. This new immersive experience is the result of the high bandwidth and low latency of 5G network.

This important technological achievement makes Fiumicino Airport – recently named Europe’s best – the first airport in Italy with the new technology. The entire airport will gradually be equipped with 5G coverage. TIM and Ericsson, in fact, switched on the first 5G antenna at the airport, using frequencies awarded to TIM following the Ministry for Economic Development tender with a company’s total investment of 2.4 billion euros. Virtual reality is one of the applications that could further benefit from 5G network and it is already being widely used in many sectors such as in the tourism field, start-ups and local creative studios. It could represent an important means of promoting cultural assets of touristic areas, as set out in MiBAC’s Strategic Plan for Tourism.

‘By choosing Fiumicino Airport to demonstrate the 5G potential, TIM strengthens its leading role in the Italian mobile communications market and in the field of innovation,’ states Francesco D’Angelo, Head of Sales at TIM. ‘These services and applications will be soon available to all customers throughout the country. They will be a basis for improving people’s lives, company production processes and efficiency in public administration. 5G will create an environment in which everything is smarter and more connected, be it public security, mobility, environmental monitoring, healthcare, tourism, culture, media, education and entertainment.’

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Posted By : TelecomGuru on Fri, 12 Apr 2019
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