Sun Sep 08, 2019 3:8
Iran to Run Test Edition of 5G Network in 2020
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran’s Deputy ICT Minister Hossein Fallah Joshaqani said on Sunday that his country is planning to run a limited test on the 5G networks next year, adding that a working group has been tasked with assessing the requirements.

A working group, comprising domestic mobile operators and relevant officials, has been set up at the regulatory organization to study several issues regarding the necessary steps the country needs to take in order to obtain the 5G technology, Fallah Joshaqani said today.

“The first issue to consider is a suitable spectrum for the 5G network that can cover Gigabit internet speeds…and in three months, we will have drawn up a roadmap for obtaining the 5G technology,” he said.

“The global predictions show that 5G will roll out in 2020 and hit the mainstreams by 2022. Therefore, our working group is focused on drawing up a business plan which is set to be finalized with cooperation from mobile operators in the country,” he added.

“In three months, we will have provided the condition for experts in the field to learn all there is about the 5G technology…and by 2020, we will have begun executing our action plan,” he said.

“We will have no limitations in providing the required bandwidth for 5G,” the deputy ICT minister reassured.

Iran has taken long strides in telecommunication technologies in the past decade so far as Qatar has asked the country for technological helps in the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Back in July, Qatari Minister of Transport and Communications Jassim Saif Ahmed Al Sulaiti voiced his country's eagerness for cooperation with Iranian telecommunication companies in the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Al Sulaiti attended the 25th Iran International Electronic, Computer & E-Commerce Exhibition (ELECOMP) on July 18 alongside counterparts from Iraq, Russia, Azerbaijan and Turkey, where he expressed Doha’s interest in broadening IT cooperation with Tehran.







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