Portuguese operator NOS says the hub will host experiments and trials of 5G use cases and technologies.
The company is investing €1.8 million euros in the project, which will be located in Lisbon. NOS says it will test various 5G use cases including virtual and augmented reality (VR and AR), IoT applications, edge computing and data analytics.
NOS says the hub will be home to Portugal’s first-ever stand-alone 5G core network. The operator says stand-alone 5G lends itself to new innovative use cases.
NOS says it is working with a total of 20 partners for the project, including founding partners Nokia and Accenture.