Matosinhos is the first Portuguese city with 5G coverage

  • Lusa
  • 23 October 2019

NOS fully covered Matosinhos with 5G, in partnership with Chinese technology Huawei. The city is the "first" in the country to have this new type of network.

The Portuguese company NOS fully covered Matosinhos with 5G, in partnership with Chinese technology Huawei, making it “the first city” of fifth generation mobile “in Portugal”, announced the telecommunications’ operator.

According to the operator, “Our 5G network is fully operational and available, on a pilot basis, to the municipality, companies and research centres, for the development of leveraged use cases in this technology”.

The coverage of Matosinhos with 5G was made “in partnership with Huawei”, the company said.

“By providing the city of Matosinhos with a 5G network, we are positioning ourselves at the forefront of the implementation of this new technology and taking a leading role in the innovation associated with smart cities and the development of 5.0 societies”, they continued.

Nos’ 5G network in Matosinhos uses the spectrum in the 3.5GHz band requested from the National Communications Authority (Anacom) for testing purposes.

“The connection between Nos and Matosinhos was deepened by being part of the nucleus that was at the origin of the first Technological Free Zone (ZLT) in Portugal, where the development and testing of technological solutions is promoted, based on the fifth mobile generation in partnership with entities such as CEiiA – Centro de Engenharia e Desenvolvimento de Produto”, says the company.

The 5G infrastructure in Matosinhos is composed of a network of about 20 radio stations that fully cover the city, as well as the entire Technological Free Zone between the City of Porto Park, the Port of Leixões, the parish of Senhora da Hora and the NorteShopping commercial area, the company says.