The foundation of an interministerial team to hasten the implementation of 5G (fifth generation) technology for broadband cellular networks was announced by Israel’s Minister of Communications, Shlomo Karhi, on Tuesday.
“The communications market is now being reformed. I’m forming an interministerial team for the first time to encourage the installation of 5G infrastructure across the nation.
The group is a part of several initiatives that the office, under my direction, is supporting to hasten and implement 5G, according to Karhi.
The initial expenditure for promoting 5G initiatives would be NIS 50 million ($14 million).
Director General Liran Avisar Ben-Horin of the Ministry of Communications will be the team’s leader.
It will have representatives from the budget division of the Finance Ministry, the Prime Minister’s Office, and the Ministry of Communications. Representatives of the Israel Innovation Authority, the Bank of Israel, and the competition commissioner will also be on the team.
The group will present its proposals for nationally advancing 5G communications infrastructure within six months.
Ben-Horin stated, “We decided to put Israel in the forefront of the nations leading the fifth-generation revolution.
“The Israeli public’s demand for data and stable mobile browsing is rising by about 40% yearly, and the network is getting increasingly crowded. We all desire intelligent hospitals, bright traffic lights that prevent gridlock, and delivery drones, and to get those things, we need the good news that the fifth-generation revolution provides.
The moment has come to provide innovative solutions that will propel our cellular infrastructure to the forefront of the global market because Israeli residents have a right to reliable and high-quality cellular services.
The team formed today, built on a unique interministerial partnership, will clear the gridlock and ensure that Israel’s fifth generation reaches every part of the country.