5G in the port of Barcelona
Since July, the Port of Barcelona has been running a test with '5G Maritime', a pilot geolocation test. The project aims to validate the location of ships in real time and with great precision, obtaining image data to complement the information from the port's current geolocation systems (AIS and radar geo-positioning system).
The pilot is based on a pioneering technological solution that combines artificial intelligence and cloud computing with cutting-edge computing technology and ultra-fast and low-latency communications with the commercial 5G network. Around 9,000 ships dock at the Port of Barcelona each year.
Via real-time information on their movements and geolocation the port can optimise the use of docking spaces and ensure a higher level of safety for ships and port services when performing manoeuvres.
This project is part of the 5G Barcelona initiative promoted by the Port of Barcelona with the support of the Catalan regional ministry of digital policies and combines the efforts of technological partners such as IBM, Vodafone, Huawei, Mobile World Capital Barcelona and Fundació i2CAT. (cd)