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Magyar Telekom, Budapest Tech University, Ericsson Sign Deal on 5G R&D

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.12.09.

Telecommunications company Magyar Telekom, the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME), and Ericsson Magyarország have signed an agreement on research and development in 5G mobile technology, the companies said on Wednesday.

Ericsson has set up and operates a 5G testing network at BME’s campus using frequencies made available by Magyar Telekom to research into the potential of 5G in agriculture and smart manufacturing, the companies told an online press conference.

Vodafone, BME to Cooperate in Expanding 5G Network, Setting Up 5G lab
Vodafone, BME to Cooperate in Expanding 5G Network, Setting Up 5G lab

Telecommunication giant Vodafone is adding some 200 base stations to its 5G network in Budapest, and expanding to support a 5G lab at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME). Vodafone Magyarország’s Deputy CEO Gergő J Budai said on Wednesday that the new base stations would provide nearly full 5G coverage for the capital […]Continue reading

The deputy state secretary for digitalisation, Károly Balázs Solymár, said the agreement was an important milestone for 5G development which, he added, the government was closely monitoring. The role of universities in developing 5G is key in this area, he added.

Featured photo illustration by MTI/EPA/Andy Rain