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Hungary Signs Joint EU Declaration On Development Of 5G Networks

Tamás Székely 2017.07.19.

Hungary signed a European Union declaration on the development of 5G networks at an informal meeting of EU telecommunications officials in Estonia, news agency MTI reported.

The declaration urges the EU to create the policies and regulations necessary for the bloc to become a market leader in 5G connectivity. The declaration, which was signed by 28 telecommunications ministers of EU member states as well as Norway, outlines the steps that member states will need to take to encourage the introduction of 5G and related services across Europe. It also emphasises the need to create the right preconditions, including e.g. the availability of the necessary signal bandwidth and cross-border frequency coordination.

Deputy state secretary for EU and international relations Ákos Péter Mernyei said at the meeting that 5G technology will have a bigger impact than previous mobile telecommunications technologies, as it will affect transportation, health care, energy and even agriculture. Hungary has the world’s third fastest 4G mobile network, the deputy state secretary was quoted as saying, adding that this would give Hungary an advantage in the global competition of mobile communication network development.

Last month, an 5G conference was held in Budapest to launch the “Hungarian 5G coalition” which comprises nearly fifty governmental, administrative and industrial players to promote the introduction and development of “fifth generation” technology.

via hungarymatters.hu and MTI