As part of Prince Albert II’s visit to China, and in his presence, Martin Peronnet, General Manager of Monaco Telecom, and Shi Weiliang, General Manager of Huawei, France, signed an agreement in Beijing on Friday, September 7, aiming to make the Principality the first country to have 5G coverage.
￼￼This signature is part of the partnership initiated in 2012 between the Monegasque operator and the Chinese giant, a world leader in fixed and mobile networks.
Frédéric Genta, Interministerial Delegate in charge of digital transition, was also present. He said that the launch of 5G confirms Monaco’s ambitions in terms of connectivity as part of digital transition.
￼”5G will indeed be a key vector for the growth of the digital economy and the development of the smart-city and help to provide the best quality of life in the world in ￼Monaco, via digital,” he said.
￼A first pilot zone will be operational from the end of September at the Monaco Yacht Show and the Network will be fully deployed to host the first expected commercial terminals by mid-2019.