Galgus collaborates so that Spain is empty, if it does not stop being so, at least it is better communicated thanks to its smart networks that improve WiFi performance thanks to artificial intelligence (AI) . < / p>

In fact, his project has aroused the interest of Facebook, which has selected this Sevillian company within the framework of its Accelerator: Connectivity program. It is an initiative of the company founded by Mark Zuckerberg that seeks to support companies dedicated to reducing the digital divide.

Meanwhile, Galgus, which in 2018 received 1.4 million euros in the framework of an EU program for startups, has completed a recent round of financing for a total of 2.5 million while collaborating with Telefónica in the implementation of WiFi networks for business clients. The company currently has 36 employees while they plan an increase in staff to respond to its expansion phase, after reaching one million euros in annual turnover.

The epicenter on the periphery

The area where Galgus focuses his interest is the segment of territory that describes Sergio del Molino in his book Empty Spain and which has also given rise to the term “emptied Spain”. Rural areas, which suffer from depopulation and where in most cases the infrastructures for broadband Internet access do not reach or, if they do, it is precarious and lacking.

This is where smart grid solutions are developed, with wide-area WiFI networks (a whole town, remote areas) that optimize their performance in real time by adapting to fluctuations in service demand or interference . From a centralized node, other distant or scattered points are connected, adjusting the connection to the requirements of each of those areas covered by this wireless network.

From the plane to 5G

The beginnings of Galgus are linked to aeronautics, where they also offer connection services, starting with all the content that can reach the screens present in front of the passengers. But from there they have been expanding their business area while complementing facilities in companies that need their own wireless network with the aforementioned rural facilities.

In this sense, the arrival of 5G has been a complement to its work with the WiFi base, using both technologies to offer the best response to communication needs. And it is precisely in this combined use of both wireless communication technologies that artificial intelligence also plays a decisive role, in conjunction with its ability to determine the required data flows in the areas it connects.