The Hague wants to be the first 5G-city of the Netherlands

The Hague wants to be in 2020 as the first Dutch town to be a fully operational 5G network, made Saskia Bruines Tuesday known.

Telecommunications company T-Mobile is responsible for the roll-out of 5G in the city. The company is planning to make this year different pilots, to organize and to start with the establishment of the local 5G network.

The Empire and the Association of Dutch Municipalities are involved in the pilots because of the “national and international character,” writes the municipality.

of this is a 5G Field Lab, where local businesses and schools with 5G apps can experiment. Alderman Bruines hopes “a new digital innovative concepts” the business climate to improve.

T-Mobile says that it is in this early stage especially, to focus on the logistical and industrial applications of 5G. It wants, for example, local traffic reports via the new network.

The Hague is not the only city that the first 5G-city to book. At the end of January announced that the city of Apeldoorn on a full 5G network to want to roll in 2021. In Amsterdam, experimented with a 5G-street, and a 5G connection in the Johan Cruijff ArenA.

The 5G network should be the successor of the existing 4G network for mobile phones and provides more bandwidth and a faster connection to the internet.

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