5GCity participation during the Lucca Comics and Games

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The City of Lucca becomes protagonist on 5G topic in the occasion of Lucca Comics and Games 2018 edition, from October 31st to November 4th.

During Lucca Comics and Games the first 5G deployment of equipment and demo testing of specific use cases for the 5GCity project will take place.

The great innovation theme of 5G, the fifth-generation wireless standard, will have its own dedicated space, dissemination, activities, Master Class meetings, and demos in preview, to confirm the primacy of Lucca in the 5G development. All this thanks to the 5GCity project, funded by the European Commission. The consortium of the project is formed by 18 partners from 7 European countries. It sees, among the Italian partners, the presence of the public administration of Lucca and important national companies in the field of new technologies, telecommunications, media, and events, such as: RAI, Wind Tre, Nextworks, Italtel, and Comunicare Digitale.

At the SDN123 booth in the ‘BIT DISTRICT’-San Donato Pavilion, it will be possible to watch, in absolute preview, the upcoming opportunities offered by 5G, with live demonstrations, immersive 360º videos, innovative proposals on the “neutral host”, as living proof of a closer than ever future.

To combine theory with practice and open a direct dialogue with “Millennials”, two meetings have been organized with the Lucca Manga School, to create a bridge between the primacy of the Lucca School, the digital manga creative industry, the content production, in presence of this latest infrastructure, the 5G wireless technologies.

A unique opportunity to learn about 5G in the beautiful Tuscan city that celebrates one of its most important events of the year, the Lucca Comics and Games; this year not only with an outstanding number of millennials but also with important results in the 5GCity experimentation of infrastructure and demos.


The Municipality of Lucca participates in the 5GCity project by offering the city’s network infrastructure to test the possibilities that the new 5G technology can offer to the Public Administrations in the development of digital services for the city. Moreover, it will have the possibility to demonstrate how to deal with infrastructural issues in the deployment of 5th generation networks by optimizing the number of antennas and devices installed – and the architectural, infrastructural and environmental impact, without affecting the services offered.

The actions studied for Lucca will be used as model for other operators that want to propose, applied and replicated similar solutions:


  • Multimedia content: augmented reality video products will be produced to be disseminated among all European operators in the sector, to illustrate the possibilities of the new technology; specially to use it as a tool in the promotion of cities;
  • Environmental monitoring: monitoring waste collection actions in ecological stations with the possibility of detecting instantly and automatically any violations. A valid tool for the promotion and dissemination of environment respect and good practice. #5G will help keeping a clean and pleasant city for citizens and tourists.
  • Big event coverage: The 5GCity will test the new technology in disseminating the biggest international events that every year bring to Lucca tens of thousands of visitors (LUCCA SUMMER FESTIVAL – LUCCA COMICS & GAMES, as well as PHOTOLUX and the DIGITAL EUROPEAN FORUM).


The 5GCity project has the precise aim of evaluating 5G technology service through specific use cases in the cities of Barcelona, Bristol and Lucca, with the aim of demonstrating how a neutral host operator; in our case Lucca, can offer the creation of multi-operator mobile connectivity solutions to meet the high demand for coverage in areas with a high concentration of users; as it happens in the city in conjunction with the Lucca Comics and Games.

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