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5G Forum Málaga

By 03/10/2019 June 16th, 2019 No Comments

The 5G Forum is consolidated as the main event of reference specifically on the 5G in Spain, and will be held on Wednesday 24th and Thursday 25th April in the Digital Content Hub in Malaga top national and international experts, with the participation of companies and speakers from more than 20 countries.

The agenda of the 5G Forum, which includes 30 keynotes and panels, has been announced today in the City of Malaga by the Councillor for Innovation and New Technologies, Mario Cortés, and by the CEO of Medina Media Events, Ricardo Medina, who organizes the event.

One of the objectives of the 5G Forum is to become a reference forum in which, two months after the Mobile World Congress in Barcelonacompanies present their novelties and projects in a less frenetic and much more personalized way to a very specialized public, limited to 250 attendees.

The four main Spanish operators (Telefónica, Orange, Vodafone and MásMóvil) have already confirmed their participation in the 5GForum and in the coming weeks will unveil the names of their speakers and specific topics. Orange, which sponsors this event, will launch this year 35 scenarios for the use of the 5G network in Barcelona, Seville, Santiago de Compostela, Vigo, Malaga, Valencia and Bilbao, within the framework of the aid programme for pilot projects related to the new 5G mobile technology. In this way you will see, in real scenarios, the great advantages provided by 5G in areas such as robotization, tourism, virtual classrooms or connected cars.

Other main multinationals have already confirmed their participation in the 5GForum in Malaga: Samsung (Korea), Nokia (Finland), Cisco and Keysight (United States), Huawei (China), Rohde & Schwarz (Germany), Intracom (Greece), Ericsson (Sweden), EBU/UER and the pan-European 5Genesis project.

The event, which last year in its first edition already hung the poster “no tickets” and was recognized for its level of networking, also has among its Spanish sponsors: Cellnex, Hispasat, Axión, RTVE, Lyntia and Reintel.


One of the most interesting attractions of the 5GForum will be the presentation in society of the two large pilot projects (each of 10 million euros), which the Government will allocate in the coming weeks. The Telecommunications sector is waiting for this announcement, whose winners will have their first examination in Malaga before the top specialists of the 5G in our country.

Other of the points of maximum interest of this second edition of the 5GForum will be the presentation by Antonio Fernández-Paniagua, from the Ministry of Economy and Business, on the status of the National Implementation Plan of the 5G. In addition, Fernández-Paniagua will arrive at the Malaga meeting with the last minute of the European Commission, which has called a special meeting for 24th April in Brussels.

For his part, the director of the National 5G Observatory (ON5G), Federico Ruiz, will present his agency’s action plan for 2019 and 2020 in relation to the 5G in the whole of Spain at the Digital Content Hub in Malaga.


The great advance of this second edition of the 5GForum of Malaga is its internationalization, adding new sponsors and first level speakers.

In addition, polytechnic universities from Spain, Denmark, Germany, Greece, United Kingdom and Malta will be present through different public-private projects.

For example, the pan-European project 5Genesis, participated among others by universities of Malaga, Limassol, Berlin, Athens and Surrey, will be presented at the 5GForum by its technical director, UMA professor Pedro Merino.

The American multinational Cisco, world leader in Internet networks, is also participating this year as a sponsor. With more than 100 5G projects underway globally, 40 service providers are already field-testing Cisco’s 5G Now solutions. Virginia Teixeira, head of Cisco for Service Providers at EMEAR, (Europe, Middle East, Africa and Russia) will demonstrate the company’s vision.

The director of Nokia’s prestigious Bell Labs in Spain, Álvaro Villegas, will be present at the Auditorium to present all the news with his keynote “innovating with 5G: Here and Now”. One of NOKIA’s practical demos will be a practical case in real time, applying Artificial Intelligence to measure audiences in the conferences of the 5G Forum.

The Greek multinational INTRACOM TELECOM, with presence in more than 70 countries, will be another of the novelties of the 2nd edition of the 5GForum in Malaga.

The presence of the United States will also be amplified with Keysight Technologies, manufacturer of equipment for the verification of 5G devices. This is one of the key points in the development of this new technology, since without the verification that all the elements of the chain have the specifications required by the regulators, the consumer will be the most harmed.

Jaime Ruiz Huescar

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