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Monaco, first country with full 5G coverage

5th generation of mobile network comes to Monaco next year

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Ana Hernández | Monaco Editor | Published: 14 Sep 2018

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Monaco, first country with full 5G coverage

Chinese telecommunications multinational Huawei and Monaco Télécom have signed an agreement to accelerate the implementation of 5G in Monaco. The Principality will be the first country in the world to offer full 5G coverage.

This deal was prompted by Prince Albert II's official trip to China earlier this month. Huawei and Monaco Telecom will set up a 5G pilot area at the Monaco Yacht Show, which will take place in Port Hercule from September 26th to 29th.

The fifth generation of mobile communications, 5G, is at least ten times faster than 4G. Its worldwide commercial launch is expected for 2020, although many areas will not have it until much later. Monegasques will be the first ones to enjoy it as its arrival in the Principality is scheduled for mid-2019.