Ericsson: 5G in Turkey possible before 2020

It won't be impossible for Turkey to use 5G technology in couple of years, company exec says

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Updated Jul 28, 2015

Ericsson validates Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s suggestion to “wait for two years and pass to 5G” mobile network, Anadolu Agency reported.

“All the preparations for 5G will be finished by 2020 and with the speed of the technological advancement it would be possible to use 5G in couple of years,” said Magnus Frodigh, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ericsson Research, Wireless Access Networks.

Frodigh, referring to President Erdogan’s statement about 5G, saying that it won’t be impossible for Turkey to use 5G technology in near the future.

“World is talking about 5G now. We are currently at 3G. We must jump fast to 5G from 3G. We must not waste time with 4G,” Erdogan said during  the 175th anniversary of Turkish Telecom last month.

5G, fifth generation mobile networks, is expected to meet the demands of customers and businesses by 2020. It’s predicted that 5G networks will also enable ‘The Internet of Things’, which envisions connecting anything and everything to the data grid.

TRTWorld and agencies