A major step forward for IFEMA’s digitization and technological innovation plan: IFEMA has signed an alliance with 5TONIC – an entity founded by Telefónica Research and Development and the IMDEA NETWORKS , with participation by Ericsson – for the creation in its premises of the first laboratory of R&D into 5G technology and its application to the tourist sector and the trade fair world. The advances will be shown in FITUR 2018.
The 5TONIC laboratory is working on research aimed at implementing the 5G in various sectors, with a massive implementation planned from 2020. In the field of trade, the sector chosen was tourism for its economic importance and the leadership of Spain . And logically, the chosen moment was FITUR.