The National 5G Observatory will carry out at the 5G Forum in Spain a review of the evolution that 5G is having in the 16 verticals in which the European Union wants to develop the 5th Generation of telecommunications and that will be the main sectors of activity in which they will invest the 140,000 million euros of aid to Spain for the coronavirus crisis.

The head of the National 5G Observatory (ON5G), Federico Ruíz, will present “the state of the situation” to the technological, industrial and telecommunications community, which will meet virtually from May 4 to 6 at the main thematic event on this new technology, now in its fourth edition.

The 16 verticals/sectors are: Agriculture, Automotive and Ground Transportation, Drones, Education, Healthcare, Energy, Fixed Wireless Access, Industry 4.0, Media and Entertainment, Public Safety, Smart Buildings, Smart Cities, Smart Utilities, Tourism, Transportation and Virtual Reality.

The fourth edition of the 5GForum has increased its agenda by one day (to three days) to accommodate the most interesting projects that are already being promoted in Spain. More than 50 5G research projects are currently being developed in Spain.

The Director General of Telecommunications, Maite Arcos, and one of Vice President Nadia Calviño’s most trusted people, will open the 5G Forum to explain “The Strategy for the Promotion of 5G Technology”, to which the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation will allocate 2 billion euros until 2025.

The first day of the 5G Forum 2021, on Tuesday, May 4, will be dedicated to major national and international 5G projects, from European and national authorities and leading multinationals worldwide, also introducing a global view of 6G.

The second day, on Wednesday, May 5, will be focused on the advances of 5G and Audiovisual; and the third, on Thursday, May 6, on the pilots that are being developed in Spain by companies and universities.

In the 2020 edition, the companies sponsoring the 5G Forum in Spain were top international multinationals such as Cisco, Vodafone, Huawei, Samsung, Intracom Telecom, Rohde & Schwarz, Nokia, Hispasat, Axión, RTVE-Impulsa and Nemergent, in addition to 5Genesis and the National 5G Observatory, an initiative promoted by Mobile World Capital, the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation and Red.es.

In addition, the 5G Forum since 2018 has brought together every year senior executives and guest speakers from the European Commission, EBU-Eurovision, the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation, the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV), the University of Malaga (UMA) and the most important telecoms in the country.