On Tuesday, Israeli Communications Minister Yoaz Hendel authorized three national telecommunications companies to start using 5G internet technology. With the motive of providing citizens with faster internet service and improved cellular infrastructure, the government has authorized the use of this new tech with immediate effect.
The cellphone companies that have been authorized to start rolling out the 5G Internet technology in the country are Pelephone, Partner, and Hot Mobile, which won a government tender recently. Although, since only 3 mobile devices sold in the country support the latest technology as of now, it will take considerable time until large numbers of Israelis are able to enjoy this new and fast network.
In a statement announcing the development yesterday, Hendel said that “we are in the midst of one of the most severe crises that have hit Israel. Most social processes during the coronavirus are bases on communications infrastructure and can only be held with advanced infrastructure. Such a crisis requires us to move to advanced infrastructure and ultra-fast internet for everybody. This is a revolution that will move Israel forward and turn vision into reality. 5G technology is capable of things most Israeli citizens cannot imagine.”
Meanwhile, as reported by the Times of Israel telecommunication service provider Pelephone announced that its 5G will be available Tuesday at 250 stations nationwide, for compatible devices. Partner and Hot Mobile likewise hailed the development as “historic.”
5G or the 5th generation mobile network is a new global wireless standard that enables a new kind of network that is designed to connect virtually everyone and everything together including machines, objects, and devices. 5G wireless technology is meant to deliver higher multi-Gbps peak data speeds, ultra-low latency, more reliability, massive network capacity, increased availability, and more uniform user experience to more users. Higher performance and improved efficiency empower new user experiences and connect new industries.