Rome 27 June 2018
Leonardo is on board the 5G technology experimentation project in Italy, particularly in Bari and Matera cities.
Among the innovative services based on the fifth generation mobile network, Leonardo has launched the use case in the following areas: smart port, public security and access control in the Bari port area. This is one of the first concrete applications of the new technology capabilities executed on a crucial element of everyday life, namely the security.
Thanks to the interconnection of port infrastructures and different devices including sensors, cameras, wearable terminals, drones and transportable gates, under a central command and control platform for security and access control, the security of the port area will be enhanced, increasing also touristic and commercial attractiveness.
The solution was implemented by the Bari-Matera 5G Consortium together with Leonardo for the security components and the command and control platform, Bosch providing video cameras and with the support of the Southern Adriatic Sea Port Authority and the security agencies of the port.
BariMatera5G is the project with which TIM, Fastweb and Huawei have jointly won the tender launched by the Italian Ministry of Economic Development to trial 5G technology in the two cities. Thanks to an investment of over 60 million euros in 4 years, Bari and Matera will be among the first "5G cities" in Europe where innovative services will be tested in sectors such as health, industry 4.0, tourism, culture, automotive and public safety.
The project involves 52 partners, including 7 university and research centers, 34 companies and 11 public administrations. The 5G network that will be deployed in Bari and Matera will allow a transmission capacity 10 times higher than the one enabled by 4G and the on-field experimentation of over 70 use cases, determining a radical transformation of the territories involved.