In 2017, Altice Labs and Ericsson created a 5G lab and that year tested the technology in the district. This Wednesday, it was the turn of Altice Portugal to demonstrate the technology in the city, through a simulated aviation accident, in which relief teams used 5G communications to support their intervention on the ground, through installed infrastructures. in Aveiro.
Involving the Aveiro City Civil Protection Office, the Public Security Police, the two Aveiro Voluntary Fire Brigade corporations and the Aveiro Hospital, the purpose of the demonstration was "to show how one can in the future and with 5G increase the effectiveness in real situations, in this case of relief ".
In a statement sent to newsrooms, Altice Portugal clarifies that these improvements include equipment that provides drone imagery of the scene of the accident, as well as vital information from casualties in real time, "thanks to low latency, higher throughput and new 5G network features ".
In a statement, Altice Portugal's chief technology officer ensures that “this demonstration is yet another materialization of the advantages of the 5G network in the future", particularly in this area of relief. For Luís Alveirinho, 5G is clearly an opportunity for Portugal, which Altice will not miss it, "referring to the first demonstration in the commercial network environment and with the 5G pre-commercial terminal in 2018 and the first television broadcast in Portugal, using the 5G network in real environment, in partnership with RTP .
In June, at the Moche XL eSports where Altice Portugal made precisely the first live 5G broadcasts, SAPO TEK had already chatted with Luís Alveirinho, who ensured that as long as Anacom did not release the spectrum and communicate the network licensing conditions 5G tests show that Altice is ready to launch the service.
"The notion we have is that we are better prepared for the process than the regulator," he said at the time, noting that it is important to communicate licensing rules for operators to prepare.