Altice and Huawei signed an MoU for the development and implementation of 5G services in Portugal.
Under the plan, both companies will explore potential new and innovative applications using 5G technology in a live testing network environment.
This partnership represents a key step in the process towards Altice PT’s plans to prepare for a commercial launch of 5G service in Portugal next year.
Altice PT’s services will use Huawei equipment and software as a natural evolution of the already existing 4G network footprint in Portugal.
5G will provide operators with improved access to mobile broadband networks, supporting reliable and low latency communications for both consumers and devices.
The agreement represents the latest stage in a growing technological partnership between Altice PT and Huawei, and will enable Portuguese companies to develop new business models and provide new services.
Altice PT and Huawei first explored 5G services in Portugal with a network training program in 2016, which saw both sides working to accelerate the development of this ecosystem in Portugal.