How one earthquake-hit city in Italy is testing 5G to protect against future tremors

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Euronews

By Giorgia Oriandi

If you look at L’Aquila from a distance, the city is surrounded by cranes, the signs of one of the worst earthquakes in Italy's history.

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The Chinese company ZTE — a leading provider of communication products and services — has chosen L'Aquila to open its first 5G innovation and research centre.

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ZTE and the University of L’Aquila are testing the technology to better manage earthquake-related emergencies.

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“We imagine a building that is located close to the epicentre of the earthquake. We are able to intercept the tremor and thanks to 5G technology we can then send an alert to L’Aquila - eight seconds earlier than the actual arrival of the seismic wave” Fabio Graziosi, professor of telecommunications engineering at the University of L’Aquila, told Euronews.

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