Kazakhstan’s first fully 5G city to be founded in Turkestan
NUR-SULTAN – The first 5G city, sponsored by Kcell, one of the country’s largest mobile network operators, and Ericsson, a Swedish multinational network and telecommunications company, will be based in Turkistan – the capital of the Turkish world, reports inbusiness.kz.
With their strategic agreement, Kcell and Ericsson intend to accelerate the development of 5G technologies in the country.
“The launch of 5G in Kazakhstan will boost the development of the digital economy. A next-generation network will accelerate the development of artificial intelligence, industrial Internet of things (IoT), smart city concept, cloud computing and big data, ”said Kcell CEO Yuri Kharlamov.
He said that there are eight outdoor stations, which are now operating in the historic center of Turkistan. They cover tCity Akimat (City Administration), Congress Hall, Turkistan Arena, Bus Station, Farab Central Library, Batyr Youth Palace, among other sites.
According to the operator, the Internet speed was 1.5 Gbit / s during the tests. The new standard also offers high bandwidth and reduces signal delay.
In addition to the outdoor stations, there are plans to create indoor websites at other important tourist sites, including the airport, Kcell office and Rixos hotel.
Testing of the fifth-generation network began in Nur-Sultan and Almaty last October, while a test pilot was launched in 2019.
Users of Kcell and Activ (a mobile network operator owned by Kcell) will be able to connect to 5G from most smartphone models that support data transfer to a next-generation network.