Telecommunications giant Telenor has launched a test service of the first 5G base station in Serbia, hosted at the School of Electrical Engineering of the University of Belgrade, the first partner of the project.
According to the Serbian press, the service provided by the base station will be available to students at the Belgrade Science and Technology Park from September and will be commercialised within a year.
“The establishment of the 5G environment is an important step into the future and very promising. It has the potential to be a facilitator of digital and all related industries,” Milo Tomašević, the dean of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering said on June 21.
“We share the vision of Serbia as the leader in the region in developing digital economy and innovations. 5G is the technology of the future and we want to be ready for the moment when it is commercially available. We are inviting companies from the country and region to use this opportunity to start developing their business solutions for the future now,” Telenor Serbia CEO Mike Michel said in a statement.
Serbian telecommunications minister Rasim Ljajić noted that commercialising new technologies was a basic need for the country “as the economy is only at the level of the second industrial revolution.”