Next generation mobile networks to be tested in Berlin

 The next major phase of mobile telecommunications standards is to be tested in Berlin, according to plans made known over the weekend by Deutsche Telekom and the Germany Senate Office for Economics.

"In the global competition of digital metropolises, the (German) capital can take a leading position," said Economics Senator Cornelia Yzer.

According to a report by the Berliner Morgenpost daily, a broadcast facility for the fifth generation (5G) networks will be housed among others in a high-rise former radio-television facility near Berlin's Technical University.

The network will give a radius of around 1 kilometre, in which 5G applications will be tested in real time.

"With this we will become a German reference point for the introduction of 5G technology in a public sphere," Yzer told the Morgenpost.

The information technology and telecommunications industry in Germany sees in 5G technology a chance for the country to gain more importance in the field.

Expected to be market-ready in 2020, 5G technology is significantly faster than the present high-speed wireless communications standard LTE.

Last update: Sun, 17/07/2016 - 16:28
Author: 

More from Science & Tech

Samsung's quarterly profits more than double despite Note 7 debacle

Samsung's profits for the final quarter of 2016 were more than double the same period in the previous year, the...

China schedules first automated lunar sampling mission for November

China has scheduled the launch of lunar probe Chang'e-5 for November this year, in a mission marking several new...

Samsung: Battery design, manufacturing errors behind Note 7 fires

The design and production of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7's batteries caused the mobile phones to catch fire, the South...

Facebook to build data centre in Denmark

The Danish city of Odense and social media giant Facebook announced on Thursday the city was to host a new European...

Scientists say 2016 was warmest on record, for third consecutive time

Last year was the warmest since recordkeeping began in 1880, US government scientists said Wednesday, making 2016...