Telefonica announced as CCW 2021 host operator

Telefonica will act as host operator for this year’s Critical Communications World at the IFEMA in Madrid
Telefonica announced as CCW 2021 host operator

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Major Spanish communications company Telefonica has been announced as host operator of this year’s Critical Communications World.

Mark Allen Exhibitions managing director Tim Willoughby said: “Telefonica’s presence at CCW is a huge coup, and we’re incredibly pleased that they’ve decided to be involved. They are a major company, with a long history of innovation and putting the user front and centre.”

TCCA chief executive, Tony Gray, said: “We are delighted to have the support of such an established international operator at this year’s Critical Communications World."
Alongside the deployment, Vodafone has announced that it will be rolling out a 5G network covering the whole the IFEMA, which is a major event facility in Madrid. The venue – which will host this year’s Critical Communications World – will be the first of its kind in Spain to take advantage of the increased capacity and reduced latency promised by 5G.
The deployment is taking place following a ‘collaboration framework agreement,’ enabling the “development of innovative projects based on 5G connectivity in the environment provided by the IFEMA-LAB Foundation.” Implementation began this month in order to accommodate the 5G European Forum, which met for the first time at the end of October 2019.
Speaking of the roll-out, Daniel Jiménez, CEO of Vodafone Business Spain, said: “Leading the arrival of 5G to Europe is a [source of] pride, but also a matter of huge responsibility, particularly considering how it [could] transform the entire business ecosystem.
“Making a commercial 5G network available to an innovation leader such as IFEMA - and working with them in the development of real 5G solutions - is a unique opportunity to revolutionise trade show environments around the world.”
The IFEMA receives more than four million visitors a year, as well as 35,000 exhibitors. Key stakeholder in the European 5G Forum include Altran, Cisco and Samsung.

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