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Nordic Prime Ministers promote 5G connections

Finland aims to build commercial 5G networks early 2019

Published : 23 May 2018, 19:06

Updated : 24 May 2018, 10:39

  DF Report
Nordic Prime Ministers in the two-day summer meeting of the Nordic Prime Minister in Höga Kusten (High Coast), Sweden. Photo Finnish government.

Prime Minister Juha Sipilä on Wednesday said that Finland aims to build the first commercial 5G networks at the beginning of next year.

“Finland aims to be among the leaders in adopting 5G technology. We should create a positive environment for advanced digital services. The aim is to build the first commercial 5G networks in the beginning of next year”, Sipilä said at the two-day summer meeting of the Nordic Prime Ministers in Höga Kusten (High Coast), Sweden.

“Promoting 5G technology requires cooperation at all levels: global, European and regional. More than ever before, the future technology depends on reliable and fast data transfer and 5G networks”, he added.

The Prime Ministers of Nordic Countries expressed their optimism that the Norden will assume a leading role in promoting 5G technology.

The Prime Ministers signed a political declaration on the matter to end their two-day summer meeting.

They agreed that the Nordic countries will be the first and most homogenous area where efficient use is made of 5G technology.

The Prime Ministers learned about the opportunities offered by the future 5G technology from experts and by examining various types of devices where 5G is being used.

In their common declaration the Prime Ministers stated that the Nordic countries, known for innovation and digital competence, will take 5G technology forward in all sectors of society.

The Prime Ministers committed to creating the conditions in all Nordic countries for successful advancement of digitalisation and 5G connections. They also agreed on a common action plan to be drafted.