The Japanese technology firm has teamed up with the University of Murcia in Spain to provide an experimental 5G platform for students.
NEC and its partners will deploy a private, multipurpose 5G system within the university’s Espinardo campus providing a state-of-the-art research facility and testbed for the study of 5G networks, edge computing, data spaces and IoT ecosystems.
“We are looking to explore the development of solutions beyond the current conception of smart cities and infrastructures,” says Antonio Skarmeta, Strategic Project Coordinator at the University of Murcia. “We want advanced, future solutions that can integrate dynamic and intelligent systems and adapt to the needs of each user. Our smart campus platform is an integral part of this vision.”
The smart campus network is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and is a collaboration between the University of Murcia and domain technology experts. The project will be led by Spain’s Centre for the Development of Technology and Innovation (CDTI).