San Marino set to get Europe’s first 5G mobile network

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San Marino is set to become the first European country to have a super-fast fifth-generation (5G) mobile network under a deal struck by the tiny republic and Telecom Italia.

So-called 5G is expected to provide higher speeds and response times than 4G networks used today and wireless companies see this as a multi-billion dollar opportunity, although international standards for 5G are yet to be finalised.

Telecom Italia and the government of San Marino said on Monday they had signed a memorandum of understanding to switch the existing 4G network and reach a full nation-wide 5G trial system by the end of 2018, increasing speeds by almost 10 times.

The project will start with the upgrade of several websites to 4.5G and the introduction of about 10 so-called “small cell” antennas, connected to optical fibre and required to develop the new technology, they said in a joint statement.

Andrea Zafferani, Industry Secretary of State for San Marino, said...


San Marino set to get Europe’s first 5G mobile network


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