Telefónica is awarded a 4.1 million contract with the Navy to deploy 5G infrastructures

Navantia filed an appeal against the award procedure but it was not admitted.

Telefónica is awarded a 4.1 million contract with the Navy to deploy 5G infrastructures

Navantia filed an appeal against the award procedure but it was not admitted

MADRID, 25 Ago. (EUROPA PRESS) -

Telefónica, through its subsidiaries Telefónica Soluciones de Informática and Telefónica Móviles, has been awarded a contract with the Spanish Navy for a total value of 4.16 million euros (5.04 million with taxes) for the deployment of communications infrastructures 5G.

According to the Official State Gazette (BOE) this Friday, the Ministry of Defense has awarded Telefónica the three lots of the contract for the supply, installation, commissioning and testing of a private, secure, approved and certified 5G infrastructure in the Navy environment.

The first lot, referring to the establishment of communications for a Naval Force based on 5G technology, has been awarded to the Spanish operator for an amount of 1.84 million euros (2.22 million euros with taxes).

The second lot, related to 5G communications in "Litoral/Base Naval", has been assigned to Telefónica for a value of 1.83 million euros (2.21 million euros with taxes), while the third lot, for the establishment of communications for a Marine Infantry Force based on 5G technology, has been granted to the Spanish company for an amount of almost 495,000 euros (almost 600,000 euros with taxes).

Specifically, the objective of the first lot awarded to Telefónica is to improve communications on Navy ships through a system that allows them to increase their quality, reduce latency and have "high resilience" to reduce their dependence on satellite links.

The second block of the contract has to do with the optimization of communications in the naval bases through a system that improves their quality and reduces their latency both for the link with units that operate on the coast and with those that do so in the vicinity. of the naval base, in addition to improving internal communications in the installation itself.

Meanwhile, the third lot is intended to optimize the communications of the Marine Corps Force with a system that allows quality communications with low latency and the use of "advanced services."

Navantia was the other company that submitted offers for the three lots into which this contract was divided, although it was Telefónica that was finally awarded all the blocks.

In this sense, the company filed an appeal against "minute 1 of the contracting table regarding the admission of a bidder (Telefónica) for processing after reviewing the administrative documentation (...) and minute 3 of the table regarding the award proposal to that same bidder", according to the documentation of the State's public procurement portal.

However, in the resolution of the Central Administrative Court of Contractual Appeals issued on June 15, the appeal filed by Navantia was inadmissible.

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