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Deputy Minister: “We aim to offer the first 5G signal in 2023”

Deputy Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Omer Fatih Sayan said, “We aim to offer the first 5G signal to our citizens in 2023”.

Deputy Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Omer Fatih Sayan stated that they aim to complete the 5G frequency tender in 2022 and to offer the first signal to the service of citizens in 2023.

Sayan, in his post on his Twitter account, stated that the excitement for domestic 5G technologies has increased exponentially.

Stating that they achieved significant success by testing 5G test networks in 2020, Sayan said, “By completing our frequency tender in 2022, we aim to offer the first 5G signal to our citizens in 2023.”

Sayan emphasized that the localization of networks is among the most important priorities in the studies for 5G.

Sayan informed that the first demo of the Communication Technologies Cluster (HTK), which was established within OSTIM with the support of the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure and the Information and Communication Technologies Authority (BTK) in 2018, was completed by the end of March, he stated that the prototypes of products such as 5G new radio, core network, network management system, radio link are prepared with R&D processes.

Sayan said that they will announce the demos of the latest version of these products to the public with the Communication Technologies Cluster on May 26, and said:

“In the next period, we will continue our product development studies with the use, testing and integration of products in commercial networks. Our goal is to be one of the first countries to develop and use 5G in harmony with the world. 5G, which is a part of the National Technology Initiative initiated by our President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, will be the driving force in the development process of Digital Turkey. For this purpose, we will continue to work with all our strength.”

Source: Hurriyet / Translated by Irem Yildiz

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