Dense Air Portugal has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Municipal Council of Cascais which sets out an implementation plan to launch a 5G Smart City ‘Proof of Concept’ network.

The Deputy Mayor of Cascais, Miguel Pinto Luz signed the agreement with Tony Boyle, General Manager of Dense Air Portugal at the Civic Offices in Cascais auctioning the delivery of 5G connectivity in the central Cascais area.

Tony Boyle said: “The move positions Cascais at the forefront of the next generation 5G industry and will provide the opportunity for the Câmara and other interested parties to test a number of the latest technological advances for uses such as autonomous vehicles, industrial IoT and immersive education.”

Pinto Luz highlighted the fact that “Cascais is the first county to have the installation” in collaboration with Dense Air Portugal. “We are really leading this process in the local authorities and we can be the first to offer our residents, those who visit us and those who like Cascais, this service that will greatly improve the lives of each of us.”

The transformation into a ‘smart community’ will involve the installation of a 5G Macro Cell at the centrally located Câmara building in Cascais and strategically placed Small Cells to enhance the end user quality of experience and demonstrate pervasive 5G coverage.