5G speeds up in Le Havre
Current development projects based on new technologies were recently presented to Cédric O, France’s secretary of state with responsibility for digital transition and communications, on his visit to Le Havre.
After being designated two years ago as an “innovation area”, Le Havre is now ready to move from trials to commercial roll-out. The “5G Lab” collective, centred on the port and the urban community and formed with three industrial corporations – Nokia, Siemens and Électricité de France (EDF) back in 2018 as part of the smart port city programme, developed common application scenarios across the Seine Axis ports.
Stéphane Richard, CEO of Orange, the French telecoms operator, has announced the roll-out of 5G, which will boost the projects currently in their test phase.
Baptiste Maurand, CEO of Haropa – Port of Le Havre, said: “The primary beneficiaries will be our customers, among them the 6,000 ships that call at our port every year.” (cd)