Telefónica and Ericsson launch a simultaneous demo of 5G driving and streaming.

The Spanish telecommunications group met with Ericsson and others to show how 5G will drive the future automobile.

The novel part of this demonstration involved the use of 5G in the 3.5 GHz band to simultaneously control autonomous driving and content consumption. He used an EZ10 autonomous driving electric minibus supplied by EasyMile, which contains an Ericsson 5G terminal and an information and entertainment platform from CarMedia.

The program showed a high data transfer capacity and a very low latency that allows the simultaneous downloading of high definition content; the creation of a work environment in the vehicle with virtual office applications and remote driving support based on the analysis and real-time processing of the telemetry data sent by the autonomous vehicle.

“5G technology has a lot to contribute in the field of connected vehicles,” said Javier Gutiérrez, Director of Strategy and Network Development at Telefónica España. “In addition to downloading multimedia content, autonomous vehicles generate up to 4 TB of daily information from the information collected by the sensors, which means that a large bandwidth is needed to transfer this data in real time to the edge of the network and also an extremely low dormant state. All to jointly process the data received by the vehicles of a certain area and proceed to the decision-making process, thus increasing the security in the vehicle environments ”.

"For 2023, 20% of the world's population will have 5G coverage," said Jorge Navais, Commercial Director of the Telefónica account at Ericsson. “It will have a huge impact in terms of user experience and the digital transformation of industries and cities. Ericsson has already signed 39 agreements to initiate 5G tests and for the development of use cases like the one we present today. With this demonstration, we take a look at the future and how 5G will allow autonomous driving, just one example among many possibilities. It also places Ericsson and Telefónica at the forefront of Spain's journey to 5G «.

This demonstration was part of a larger initiative of Telefónica called the 5G Technology Cities project that aims to provide 5G service to Segovia and Talavera de la Reina (the demo was in the latter). The official line is that they will become "5G live laboratories", which seems to be in line with some of the things that happen in Italy as well. While this type of thing provides a bit of publicity for everyone involved, real-world dress rehearsals are probably an important way to find out why we are going to use the new technologies.

Orange and Google join forces to deploy a submarine cable that will connect France with the US

The underwater 6.600 km cable will open in 2020 and is one of seven that Google is building over the next two years.

The telecommunications operator Orange is collaborating with the technology company Google in the deployment of the submarine telecommunication cable Dunant, of 6.600 kilometers in length, which will connect the United States with the French Atlantic coast and which plans to start providing services at the end of 2020.

In a statement, the French company has detailed that, as a partner in France of Google, will build and operate the anchor station on the Atlantic coast of the country and will also handle the central connection of the network with Paris. The cable will be the first new submarine cable between the United States and France in 15 years.

The gala company, which has investments in more than 40 submarine cables, highlights the benefits that will have access to the fiber pairs that will make up the cable and that have a capacity of more than 30 Tbps per pair, «enough to transfer a film of 1Gb in 30 microseconds ».

"This will allow Orange to boost its capacity to cope with the massive growth in demand for data and content between Europe and the United States for several years," said the operator, adding that she will be in a better position to support the development of new uses. for consumers and companies in Europe and America.

Google builds private cables, the company says, to provide better performance, latency and capacity for its customers in the cloud. In this case, the private construction of the cable allows it to guarantee that its landing points are as close as possible to its Belgian and virgin data centers in the north.

"The role of submarine cables is often overlooked, despite their central role in the heart of our digital world," said Stéphane Richard, president and chief executive officer of Orange. «I am very proud to announce this collaboration with Google to build a new cutting-edge cable between the United States and France»

Google has seven other cables that will be available online in the next two years, connecting locations such as Hong Kong, Guam, Australia, Ireland, Denmark and California.

South Summit 2018 - Open Innovation

There is a business strategy based on collective intelligence, which drives companies beyond their own limits by supporting innovation and developing collaborative networks with external agents, organizations and professionals. It is about the so-called Open Innovation.

South Summit is the leading platform for innovation and business development that connects the most disruptive startups with investors and corporations around the world that seek to improve their competitiveness through innovation.

South Summit is held on 3-5 October in 2018 in Madrid (Spain). In its latest edition, it hosted more than 450 speakers of recognized international prestige, more than 12.500 attendees, 6.700 entrepreneurs and 650 investors with an investment portfolio that exceeded the 34.000 million dollars.

The meeting, organized by Spain Startup and IE University in collaboration with BBVA, Endesa, Wayra, Sabadell and Google, will gather more than 175 international investment and venture capital funds, which together bring together an investment portfolio of over 55.000 million of dollars, an 60% higher than that of South Summit 2017. Among the funds that will visit Madrid for the first time are BlackFin Capital Partners, Thrive Capital, Target Global, Beringea or Atlantic Bridge Partners.

One of the main events of South Summit is to know what is the start of the moment, and simply being one of the 100 finalists who present their ideas at South Summit already have much merit. The finalists of previous editions have already achieved more than 1,7 trillions of dollars in funding rounds.

The 100 startups will participate from the 3 to the 5 of October at the South Summit Madrid 2018. They will be able to enhance their visibility as well as access new business opportunities by connecting with investors and corporations in an active search for innovation. The winning startup of this edition will compete for a million dollars in funding in the Startup World Cup of Silicon Valley and will have the opportunity to carry out a crowdfunding campaign in Seedrs.

A committee formed by 120 experts from the world of investment and corporate has been responsible for selecting the hundred startups of this edition among the most 3.000 projects submitted, from 84 countries. Among the most important criteria for the selection has been taken into account the innovation of the project, economic viability, scalability, equipment and if it arouses interest for investment.

A virtual reality application to overcome stage fright, a device for diagnosing cancer, a wireless system that provides information in real time about what happens on the road or a new transport of goods and passengers that circulates at 1.200 km / h , are just some of the ideas developed by the 100 startups selected to participate in the next South Summit Madrid 2018.

Among the hundred chosen projects are disruptive initiatives that respond to the innovation demands of the main market industries: Fintech, Smart Mobility, Energy & Sustainability, Travel & Tourism Healthcare & Biotech, Content & Channels B2C projects or software solutions and hardware for companies. Regarding the level of development of the projects, an 39% of these initiatives are already in a growth phase. Among the 100 finalists, the presence of women entrepreneurs who lead an 24% of the selected projects stands out.

An 52% of startups that entered the competition come from all over the world, including countries such as the United States, Israel, the United Kingdom, France, Portugal, Chile, Lebanon, India and Singapore. And at a national level, in Madrid, Barcelona, ​​Valencia, the Basque Country or Andalusia, among others.

The 100 startups finalists will have the opportunity to participate in South Summit 2018 with their own space in the meeting to gain visibility, access new business possibilities and make their projects known to investors and corporations around the world in active search for innovation. In addition, they will have training, mentoring and personalized meetings.

The winning startup of this edition will be able to carry out a crowdfunding campaign in Seedrs, leading equity crowdfunding platform, and will compete for a million dollars in funding in the Silicon Valley Startup World Cup, a competition in which the winner of South Summit Madrid 2017 already participated, Wallbox, who won a bronze prize among the 28 startups at the international level.

In addition to this success, finalist startups from previous editions of South Summit as Cabify, Typeform Glovo o Spotahome they have become benchmarks of the entrepreneurial ecosystem and have already managed to raise more than 1,7 trillions of dollars in important rounds of financing led by the most leading international investment firms.

As a novelty this year, in the month of September, the finalists of the vertical education will be announced who will opt for the prizes enligthED Awards 2018 promoted by Fundación Telefónica, IE University and South Summit.