FORUM | Northern Portuguese city equipped with 5G network

The city of Matosinhos, in the north of Portugal, has been covered by a 5G mobile phone network in a partnership between Portuguese company NOS and Chinese group Huawei, NOS said in a statement, adding that the network is fully operational and available.

The statement said that by providing the city with a 5G network, “NOS is at the forefront of introducing this new technology and takes a leading role in innovation associated with smart cities and the development of societies 5.0.”

The announcement also sets up a “lab” in a real environment, which will test 5G residential and business solutions and services, as well as services for municipalities and institutions.

The Huawei group released a list of 10 students selected for the “Seeds for the Future” initiative. The students will have the opportunity to join a training program at Huawei’s headquarters in Shenzhen, China, and get to know one of the most advanced and innovative Research & Development facilities in the world.

The students selected are from the Electrotechnical Engineering and Communications and Information Technology areas and come from various Portuguese higher education establishments and, in addition to the opportunity to train and establish contacts with Huawei engineers, will also be offered a cultural week in Beijing.

The first edition of “Seeds for the Future” took place on July 2015, after the signing of the memorandum of understanding with the Portuguese Investment and Foreign Trade Agency to carry out this initiative in Portugal, in May 2014, during the official visit to China by the then-President of Portugal, Aníbal Cavaco Silva. MDT/Macauhub

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