Porsche Engineering and Vodafone Business have established one of Europe’s first 5G hybrid Mobile Private Network (MPN) at Nardò Technical Centre (NTC).
The proving ground in Southern Italy, which is owned by Porsche and operated by Porsche Engineering, offers its customers a real-time communication network, which promises reduced delays, wider bandwidth, improved security and reliability and faster deployment time. The NTC thus further underlines its role as a leading technology partner for the integrated development and validation of intelligent and connected vehicles of the global automotive industry.
“At our proving ground in Nardò, we are committed to constantly push technologies to the next level – so our customers can successfully meet the increasing demands of future mobility,” said Peter Schäfer, CEO of Porsche Engineering and Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Nardò Technical Centre. “With the new 5G network, NTC offers its customers now an even better infrastructure to develop and test intelligent, autonomous and connected vehicles.”
The new mobile network infrastructure enables 4G and 5G coverage throughout the testing centre, which occupies an area of over 700 hectares in the Apulian region and has more than 20 tracks for high-performance testing.
With the Vodafone Business 5G solution, NTC aims to enable its customers to efficiently develop and validate a wide range of future business-critical applications, from new connectivity, vehicle-to-infrastructure, vehicle-to-vehicle and highly automated driving functions to self-driving vehicles.Click below to share this article