Docklands could be turned into a 5G Test Zone

February 23, 2019

Dublin Council’s  ‘SMART cities’ initiative is piloting a 5G launch pad in the city’s docklands in the hope that the network will be used as a test bed for the budding technology.

The initiative falls under an existing partnership between the local authority, telco Dense Air Ireland and Trinity College’s Connect communications research unit.

Under the agreement, Dense Air will build a trial network for the council consisting of ‘small cells’ that will be deployed on new and existing street furniture.

Compared with previous network generations, 5G is tipped to provide much faster and more reliable online connectivity.

Jamie Cudden, programme manager at the council’s Smart Dublin initiative, said the city authority plans to make the docklands network available for use by native and international businesses. Read more about this exciting scheme here