Telefónica and Vodafone picked for 5G pilots
May 2, 2019
From David Del Valle in Madrid
The Spanish Administration has selected Telefónica and Vodafone to implement 5Gs pilot projects throughout Spain.
Vodafone will carry out a project in Andalusia, along with Huawei with an investment of €25.4 million over of 30 months. Telefónica will work with Ericsson and Nokia to implement its part of the pilot in Galicia, north of Spain, for €11.5 million and with a duration of 24 months. Both pilot projects will use the 3.4-3.8Ghz and 26Ghz frequency bands.
To subsidise the 5G tests, the Government will give a total of €11 million in state aid through FEDER funds.
Eleven companies submitted bids for the 5G tests before Telefónica and Vodafone were confirmed as the co-winners.