“The Spanish do things quite well in technology”

Álvaro Nadal, minister of Energy, Tourism y Digital Agenda, participated last week in Gaceta’s Forum “Challenges of the future” where he showed to be an optimist in terms of the prospects with which Spain faces the digital challenge.

The Minister of Energy, Tourism and Digital Agenda, Álvaro Nadal, ensured in Gaceta’s Forum that “the Spanish are doing things quite well with technology” and compared, for example, the expenditure involved in installing optical fiber in our country, 120 euros, with what it costs in the rest of Europe, 900 euros on average. However, he admits we are on the wrong track until our country continues to invest in networks; companies such as Google or Facebook which are in other countries.

One of the most worrying issues for the Minister at the moment is in relation to adapting the Constitution of 78 an its analogical nature to the new digital environment. According to Nadal, technology is already being applied to other areas his Ministry, such as tourism or energy; for example, finding out certain matters about the tourists that come to Spain using roaming data. Also, I agree with the Minister at pointing at the importance of 5G networks for use in the automobile world, for example in the sale of digital vehicles it will have a very important role, and this is where our country will be able to make a difference by offering products from the top notch.

News published in mass media.

Juan Manuel Corchado

Full Professor in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence, Department of Computer Science and Automation, University of Salamanca, Spain.


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