Spain to fund private 5G networks for the military

The Ministry has launched several tenders with the total value of €50 million.

The Spanish Ministry of Defence is seeking to install private 5G networks for the military, local media reports.

The largest tender is for a project that seeks to build a testing and training centre to provide cyber defence training to the military. The second tender requires the launch of two private 5G standalone networks for two military facilities in Madrid.

The Spanish navy is also seeking a portable private network communication system for two of its ships to reduce the dependence on satellite communications. Finally, the Spanish air force is also interested in setting up private networks for its hangars.

The first call for tenders is expected to launch at the end of March 2023.

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