Boldyn Networks, the new brand of BAI Communications, has signed a concession agreement with Rome’s city council to build, manage, operate and maintain a 5G and Wi-Fi infrastructure across the Italian capital. The aim of the #Roma5G project is to roll out a high-capacity, low-latency network ahead of the Jubilee 2025 celebrations, which are expected to attract some 32 million visitors.

Boldyn said the 25-year concession includes coverage of all three metro lines, 83 stations and 68 km of tunnels in all frequency bands for 4G and 5G services. More than 2,200 small cells will also be installed throughout Rome to accommodate all MNOs and integrate with the city’s surroundings.

The contract also involves the development of a free Wi-Fi network with around 850 points of presence distributed in 100 squares and adjacent streets, above all those with a high density of tourist flows, as well as the supply, installation and management of around 1,800 IoT sensors and 2,000 high-resolution 5G cameras for the development of smart city services of all types.

The #Roma5G project joins the LinkNYC project, where Boldyn is setting up the largest public free outdoor Wi-Fi network in the US. The company has also built shared networks in other major cities including London, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Hong Kong, among others.

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