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STATE TO SUPPORT 5G ROLLOUT

The state must play a role in building the country's 5G telecommunications network, László Palkovics, the minister of innovation and technology, said at a meeting of the 5G Coalition.
 

“If we coordinate with service providers, the economy, the market, then the development of the infrastructure can be significantly faster,” Palkovics said. He noted that the importance of 5G networks extends well beyond telecommunications, serving as a technological catalyst for a number of innovative fields, such as the Internet of Things and self-driving vehicles.
He said building 5G networks poses a different kind of challenge compared with the construction of earlier networks, requiring more small base stations operating in a broader spectrum range. He said the best solution for building the 5G network was a mixed model in which state and market players are responsible for different areas of infrastructure construction. Issues such as the density of base stations and their operation could be clarified quickly. These issues go to the heart of the government’s 5G strategy planned to be adopted in July, he added.