Hungary Establishing Coalition To Support 5G Development

  • 15 Jun 2017 8:00 AM
Hungary Establishing Coalition To Support 5G Development
Almost 50 government institutions, companies, business chambers, universities, research institutes and professional and civic organisations will establish a coalition to support the development of the next generation of mobile telecommunications technology in Hungary, Tamás Deutsch, who oversees the government’s Digital Welfare Programme, said at a conference.

 The 5G Coalition will officially be established on June 19, Deutsch said at the conference organised by the Information Technology for Society Association.

The coalition’s goals include drawing up a 5G development strategy, establishing a testing environment that gives Hungary a say in setting global 5G standards and becoming the first to adopt those standards from 2020, he said.

The aim is to make Hungary one of the centres for 5G development in Europe, he added.

The government is also striving to ensure equal access for all Hungarians to the benefits of digitalisation, Deutsch said.

Republished with permission of Hungary Matters, MTI’s daily newsletter.

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