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9th August 2016

The next-generation fast wireless data transmission standard 5G is being tested in Berlin. The Senate Department for Economics and the Deutsche Telekom intend to cooperate in the setup of a test site. They will sign a contract with the Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications, Heinrich Hertz Institute, HHI in Berlin over the next few days in order to promote research and the introduction of the new mobile network.

The information technology and telecommunication sector views fifth-generation (5G) mobile wireless as an opportunity for Germany to regain more power in the technology business. With market readiness slated for the year 2020, the technology supporting data rates of up to 10 Gbit/s will be much faster than the current LTE standard.

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