30 April 2018

AMETIC and 5GBarcelona sign a partnership agreement to promote 5G technology in strategic sectors

  • The technology industry association will participate in initiatives launched by the 5GBarcelona consortium in healthcare, tourism or sustainable mobility

AMETIC, the association of digital technology companies in Spain, and 5GBarcelona, the alliance formed to create a neutral, open hub for testing and implementing 5G technology in Barcelona, have signed a partnership agreement to promote 5G pilot projects.

Specifically, the agreement will allow AMETIC to participate in 5GBarcelona initiatives involving connected cars, urban mobility, public healthcare, the promotion of digital tourism, etc. The partnership will also make it easier to identify key companies in the TIC sector and boost their participation in the various pilot projects promoted by 5GBarcelona.

Pedro Mier, President of AMETIC, commented at the signing that, “AMETIC is delighted to be joining the 5GBarcelona project and adopting the goal of promoting 5G technology and its applications.We are convinced that this partnership between our members and the 5GBarcelona alliance will give rise to innovative products and services that will contribute to positioning Barcelona as a world leader in the development of 5G technology and its applications.”

Carlos Grau, CEO of Mobile World Capital Barcelona, co-signed the agreement on behalf of 5GBarcelona and added that, “AMETIC is a strategic partner for broadening the impact of 5GBarcelona and increasing the project’s reach.” Grau also pointed out that, “The ITC sector is fully committed to 5GBarcelona and establishing the city as a leading international hub for this technology.It is the only way to grow, make things happen in our country and create projects that will have a global impact.”

5GBarcelona is an initiative sponsored by the Regional Government of Catalonia, Barcelona City Hall, the Mobile World Capital Barcelona Foundation, the i2CAT Foundation, the CTTC (Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya), Atos and the UPC (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya).

About 5GBarcelona

5GBarcelona is a public-private partnership that constitutes a neutral, open hub for the testing and roll-out of 5G technology and applications in a real city environment. It is sponsored by the Regional Government of Catalonia, Barcelona City Hall, the Mobile World Capital Barcelona Foundation, the i2CAT Foundation, the CTTC (Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya), Atos and the UPC (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya).

5GBarcelona aims to transform Barcelona’s metropolitan area into a leading 5G innovation laboratory with an open experimental structure for testing, creating prototypes and implementing new digital solutions.

www.5gbarcelona.org

Mobile World Capital Barcelona

Mobile World Capital Barcelona is an initiative driving the mobile and digital transformation of society while helping improve people’s lives globally.

With support of the public and private sector throughout Barcelona, Catalonia and Spain, MWCapital focuses on three areas: the acceleration of innovation through digital-based entrepreneurship, the digital transformation of industries and the empowerment of new generations, professionals and citizens in the use of digital technologies. Collectively, our programmes are positively transforming Education, Industry and the Economy.

MWCapital hosts the Mobile World Congress and delivers 4 Years From Now [4YFN], a business platform for the startup community.

www.mobileworldcapital.com

For further information:

Estel Estopiñan – Mobile World Capital Barcelona
eestopinan@mobileworldcapital.com
+34 656 25 83 94


Paola Rives – Román y Asociados
p.rives@romanyasociados.es 
+34 93 414 23 40 /+34 608 169 990