INWIT brings 5G-ready mobile ultrabroadband to the National Etruscan Museum
INWIT signs an agreement for multi-operator mobile radio coverage at the National Etruscan Museum of Villa Giulia in Rome.
The future of museums depends on the adoption of technological and digital solutions that can bring to life, as well as observe, the great historical and cultural heritage that they preserve. The agreement concluded between INWIT and the National Etruscan Museum of Villa Giulia in Rome, goes precisely in this direction: the creation of a multi-operator mobile radio coverage in the exhibition halls with DAS (Distributed Antenna System) technology that uses micro-antennas with very low power and extremely small dimensions. This is a more advanced and faster data reception system, with measures able to eliminate any visual impact, avoiding to compromise the harmony and aesthetics of the rooms and preserving the historical and cultural value of the building.
Thanks to this collaboration, facilitated by the Associazione Civita, the Museum will be equipped with a coverage that will ensure a uniform wireless signal in an exhibition area of over 3000 square meters in which collections include some of the most famous masterpieces of the cultures of pre-Roman Italy and, in particular, the Etruscans, along with extraordinary imported objects from the Greek and Near Eastern world.
The project is in line with the guidelines of INWIT’s Sustainability Plan, which envisages contributing to community development, including by launching projects to cover areas with a high social and cultural vocation, such as the National Etruscan Museum.
“Indoor coverage in cultural sites is a valuable tool to foster knowledge of the cultural heritage and ensure it is more accessible. Through the support of technology, the extraordinary history and cultural importance of this site can be more appreciated, with the possibility of being able to use multiple services, enabled thanks to the many opportunities offered by the 5G network,” stated Giovanni Ferigo, CEO of INWIT. “No longer sites of mere historical and cultural conservation, therefore, but more interactive sites, where history and culture can exist and tell their stories more fully, also managing to involve the younger generations to a greater extent.”
“The objectives of this Museum include ensuring accessibility to its cultural heritage, promoting knowledge of it and encouraging its use by different audiences and the scientific community, also through the use of advanced technologies that can help to further expand our already appreciated propensity for inclusion and communication” stated Valentino Nizzo, Director of the Etruscan Museum.
“The Civita Association is pleased to have been alongside INWIT in its meeting with one of the most prestigious cultural centres in Italy, the Museum of Villa Giulia, which has demonstrated its wish to expand its audience, opening up to an increasingly broad and young public” stated Simonetta Giordani, General Secretary of the Civita Association. “Nowadays, addressing all contexts means being able to include the sphere of very young people who are accustomed to embracing immersive languages and digital tools. The new technological solutions proposed by INWIT are the first step in developing innovative testing for the new public. In line with its mission, the Civita Association felt compelled to enthusiastically take on the project to create new synergy between the public and private spheres, and to provide its experience to achieve the goal.”