Telecom Italia (TIM) has announced that it’s teaming up with network partner Ericsson to bring 5G technology to Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport. The partners have already activated a 5G antenna and launched a new demo area in collaboration with Aeroporti di Roma to give passengers the opportunity to experience the innovative technology before 5G is rolled out throughout the entire airport.
The 5G demo area is located at the baggage collection area in Terminal 3, allowing travellers to experience the digital tourism advantages of virtual reality and artificial intelligence on a 5G network. Passengers located in Fiumincino and equipped with VR glasses will be taken on an immersive bilingual tour of Piazza Navona in Rome, exploring the square and its famous fountains at different times of day and night using the high bandwidth and low latency of the 5G network.
The 5G antenna switched on at the airport uses the frequencies acquired by TIM in the recent national 5G spectrum tender. TIM and Ericsson first announced a 5G development partnership back in March 2017.