June 18th, 2019
The state must play a role in building the country's 5G telecommunications network, Laszlo Palkovics, the minister of innovation and technology, said at a meeting of the 5G Coalition on Tuesday. "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.