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Cyta authorised to trial 5G in 1Q19; PrimeTel to take part in 5Genesis project

18 Dec 2018

Cyprus Telecommunications Authority (Cyta) has received the go-ahead from the Ministry of Communications and Works to stage a 5G trial in the first three months of 2019. The company said in a press release: ‘The 5G pilot network will be launched in the first quarter of 2019 and will enable Cyta to acquire the required specialised knowledge and experience for the next major challenge: the installation and commercial exploitation of the 5G network.’

Elsewhere, Cypriot cellco PrimeTel has announced its participation in the EU’s 5G test platform ‘5Genesis’, which will be carried out in five areas: Athens (Greece), Malaga (Spain), Berlin (Germany), Surrey (UK) and Limassol (Cyprus). The main objective of the Limassol platform is to showcase ‘radio interfaces of different characteristics and capabilities, combining of terrestrial and satellite communications, integrated to showcase service continuity and ubiquitous access in underserved areas’.

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