Drei, a leading mobile operator in Austria and a 100% subsidiary of CK Hutchison has partnered with ZTE to showcase new opportunities for digitalisation, tourism and real 5G applications on its new 5G network in Carinthia, Austria.
June this year, the companies activated 20 5G sites in Carinthia, creating the first ever continuous 5G coverage throughout an Austrian city. In 2016 ZTE and the Federal State of Carinthia entered into a digitalisation partnership with the aim of making Carinthia the digital flagship region of Europe.
Throughout the course of its partnership and in co-operation with the Smart Urban Region Austria Alps Adriatic (SURAAA), a number of 5G developments have been made. This includes the installation of the first intelligent lighting masts in Austria, autonomous driving systems, a smart Bee-O-Meter and the see:PORT innovation room.
As a result of the successful partnerships, the 5G tourism community in the region has strengthened and expanded significantly and in 2019, the live operation of 5G in the area of Pörtschach / Wörthersee begun, according to ZTE.