- Title: Monaco shows off 5G plans ahead of 2019 launch
- Date: 8th November 2018
- Summary: MONACO (NOVEMBER 2, 2018) (REUTERS) ROOFTOP VIEW OF MONACO/ENGINEERS SETTING UP ANTENNA FOR 5G CONNECTION VARIOUS OF ENGINEERS SETTING UP ANTENNA ENGINEER FITTING CABLES TOGETHER VARIOUS OF ENGINEER CONNECTING CABLE TO ANTENNA ENGINEER WORKING ON ANTENNA VARIOUS OF ENGINEERS WORKING ON ANTENNA AND MONACO TELECOM TECHNICAL DIRECTOR, PATRICK BOUFFEL, LOOKING AT ANTENNA ANTENNA (SOUNDBITE) (French) MONACO TELECOM TECHNICAL DIRECTOR, PATRICK BOUFFEL, SAYING: "We are in the process of installing the antennas on pretty much all the roofs because the aim is to cover the whole of Monaco. It's the antennas you can see behind me that we are in the process of installing. And they will allow us to cover the whole principality, to have coverage everywhere inside. And then we will complete it, because Monaco has a lot of high-rises, with smaller antennas which will be found at street level which can roll out little by little which will allow us to improve the speeds available in those spots and to prepare for the smart city and all the new uses are to come. So it'll be a network with coverage from up above and also which will be much closer to users in the street." ANTENNA VARIOUS OF VIEW OF MONACO COAST (SOUNDBITE) (French) DIRECTOR GENERAL OF MONACO TELECOM, MARTIN PERRONET, SAYING: "5G is ten times stronger, so that allows us to provide coverage for all multimedia uses for the many more people who will be connected. 5G reduces the connection wait time by ten times, therefore we can connect immediately and that is essential for new uses such as connected cars and 5G also allows at least ten times as many connections per metre squared and that is about the roll out of the internet of things and that is a very important factor in the technological revolution." VARIOUS OF MAN WALKING THROUGH MONACO TELECOM DATA CENTER MAN OPENING UP SECTION OF SERVER IN DATA CENTRE AND CONNECTING WIRES INSIDE DATA CENTER WIRES AND FLASHING LIGHT OF BOXES IN DATA CENTER FIBRE OPTIC WIRE IN DATA CENTER ANTENNA
- Embargoed: 22nd November 2018 15:41
- Keywords: 5G 6G 4G phone network Monaco Monaco Telecom
- Location: MONACO / VARIOUS LOCATIONS
- City: MONACO / VARIOUS LOCATIONS
- Country: Monaco
- Topics: Science
- Reuters ID: LVA00195N8P5N
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- Story Text: Monaco says it will become the first country in the world to have access to the 5G mobile network, the fifth generation of mobile communications network said to be ten times faster than current speeds.
The principality's telecoms company Monaco Telecom says it will be ready to offer 5G services across the principality in time for when devices go on sale next year.
5G is set to provide smart phone users with faster, more reliable and more flexible wireless networks. The 5G network will provide 100 billion connections, 1 millisecond latency and 10 gigabits per second throughput.
The objective is to set up smaller and more compact antennas on rooftops around the city in order to provide 5G coverage for the whole of the principality of Monaco, as well as small antennas at street level to provide enhanced coverage for users closer to the source.
The introduction of 5G technology is part of the Monaco's Smart City initiative which aims to come up with innovative digital solutions to improve the visitor experience to Monaco.
Monaco Telecom says its 5G mobile network will be ready to use when the first smartphones capable of supporting the new mobile network become available in 2019.
The Chinese technology brand Huawei has teamed up with Monaco Telecom to set up the network.
Monaco is the second-smallest country in the world by area.
The race to rollout 5G fastest is hotting up, with Oman and Australia among countries hoping for bragging rights.
The hope is that 5G will help boost Internet of Things technology, providing the infrastructure needed to carry very large amounts of data.
Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) spin-off MaxWaves is already planning its development of 6G base stations, which it says could lead to data rates 100 times higher than today by 2025.
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