Telefónica and Banco Santander, the Santander Group's 100% digital bank, have connected two bank offices in the city of Alcobendas, near Madrid, with 5G connectivity.
The companies developed a first 5G experience around three use cases that customers can enjoy at these bank offices. Telefónica, in collaboration with ZTE has deployed a 5G trial network which includes the radio, the core network and the terminals. The technology employed is based on Stand Alone mode, the latest international standard, creating an end-to-end 5G network architecture that does not require LTE support.
The project comprises of three use cases:
- 4K video conference between two bank offices that offers, through the 5G network, an ultra-high resolution image (4096x2160) and natural motion thanks to its 30 frames per second with zero delay.
- 5G storage, a low latency cloud storage solution provided by Telefónica and based on the Hitachi Content Platform Anywhere Edge solution embedded on Telefónica's edge computing infrastructure.
- Virtual visit to co-working spaces developed in collaboration with Idronia that use Virtual Reality, 360 video and Edge Computing technologies. This immersive reality service allows customers to remotely visit co-working spaces such as the Santander Work Cafe located at the Santander banking office in the center of Madrid.