The goal is to “improve the efficiency of all port activities, improve environmental sustainability and port logistics efficiency”
The proposed Great Options Law of 2021-2025 provides for the mobilization of community funds and/or 5G auction proceeds to support the development of the fifth-generation proof-of-concept in critical port infrastructure.
According to the Grand Choice (GO) approved by the Council of Ministers on Thursday, “Community funds and/or 5G auction proceeds will be mobilized to support the development of 5G proof-of-concepts in critical port infrastructure, with a view to identifying innovation opportunities and interaction among relevant participants. Integration and development/partnership”.
The document also pointed out that this is also to “improve the efficiency of all port activities, improve environmental sustainability and port logistics efficiency.”
Considering that 5G is a lever for digital transformation, the Council of Ministers (RCM) resolution on February 7 last year set the goal by the end of 2024, that is, ports must be equipped with fifth-generation networks (5G) from Sines, Setúbal, Lisbon, Leixões And Aveiro.
RCM said that by the end of 2025, 5G networks with “commercial ports in other countries” must be equipped.
If the main 5G auction, which started three months ago-January 14th, ends on Thursday, the country will raise more than 365 million euros (including the upcoming bid of 84.3 million euros), which is much higher than its indicative value. 237.9 million euros.
The allocation of 5G licenses was originally scheduled for the first quarter, but this did not happen. A week ago, the regulator announced that it had decided to change the procedural rules to speed up the auction process. This has been widely criticized by historical operators, who will continue to conduct more litigation.
“In addition, community funds and/or the proceeds from the 5G auction process will be mobilized to promote the strengthening of digital connections in low-density areas so as to gradually eliminate the existence of white space in terms of access to fixed networks. “Mobile broadband”, please refer to the government The “big choice”.
The Big Choice defended that within the scope of mobile communications, “must ensure that the country has the widest coverage of 4G and 5G networks in a way that is conducive to territorial cohesion”.
Considering that the regulations have “illegal” and “discriminatory” measures, which encourage divestment, operators with a long history have debated the 5G process extensively, involving litigation, preventive measures, and complaints against Brussels.