In this video, Professor Pablo Foncillas addresses 5.5G, halfway between the current 5G and the future 6G. “This advance promises to revolutionize the way we communicate, work or have fun, and it will do so thanks to colossal download speeds or improved device connection capacity… And all this by reducing electricity consumption by 10”, explains Foncillas.

From notifying traffic problems without pulling apps to serving as a sensor in unattended facilities thanks to their sensitivity, apps open up a new era of possibilities. It will be the network itself who works for us. “The idea of ‚Äč‚Äčthis “network that feels” is fascinating,” says Foncillas.

“In the case of cities, it will be of great help, for example, for the detection of water leaks, and will allow us to combat drought problems, or even prevent gas leaks derived from earthquakes, ground movements or works. The incredible thing about All of this is that you don’t have to install expensive sensor networks, nor do you have to carry measuring devices… It’s the mobile or fixed fiber network itself that perceives it”, insists the researcher. The balance is very positive…