Ferrovial and Cellnex to accelerate adoption of 5G

Ferrovial Cellnex 5G

Ferrovial Construction and Cellnex UK are joining forces to deepen implementation of 5G connectivity for the construction and transport sectors.

Cellnex uses an Open RAN approach, which allows connection of equipment from different vendors, offering flexibility. Ferrovial views Open RAN as “key” to the provision of network access for multiple user groups on construction sites.

The collaboration is between the UK divisions of two Spanish-owned companies. They say the collaboration will help future construction projects to combine the Internet of Things, augmented reality, artificial intelligence and robotics.

Ferrovial Construction managing director, Karl Goose, said: “This milestone further reinforces Ferrovial’s position to lead the digital transformation of the infrastructure sector.

‘Unique benefits’

Goose added that the collaboration, “provides unique benefits when looking to advance how we design, build and manage projects, therefore making them safer, more efficient, and more sustainable”.

Cellnex UK managing director David Crawford said: “Increasingly we are seeing that industry cooperation is essential to help the UK realise its vision of a connected society.”

Last year Ferrovial launched a challenge with UK 5G testbed provider 5PRING to find 5G-focused construction technology start-ups.

And last year Ferrovial set up the UK’s first operational standalone private wireless 5G network at the Silvertown Tunnel project.

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