Monaco Telecom connects the Principality to 5G

 July 11, 2019

Personnalités 5g 2019 - De gauche à droite : Patrick Bouffel, Directeur Réseaux et Systèmes de Monaco Telecom ; Martin Péronnet, Directeur Général de Monaco Telecom; Fréderic Genta, Délégué interministériel chargé de la Transition numérique ; Serge Telle, Ministre d’Etat ; Xavier Niel, Actionnaire majoritaire de Monaco Telecom ; Etienne Franzi, Président de Monaco Telecom ; Guo Ping, Vice-Président de Huawei, Jean-Luc Biamonti, Président-Délégué de la SBM. ©Direction de la communication – Michael Alesi


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Before an audience including Minister of State Serge Telle, government ministers Marie-Pierre Gramaglia, Jean Castellini and Patrice Cellario, Country Chief Digital Officer Frédéric Genta, majority shareholder Xavier Niel, Deputy Chairman of Huawei Guo Ping, numerous Monegasque personalities and several of its private and corporate clients, Monaco Telecom announced on Tuesday 9 July that full 5G coverage of Monegasque territory had been achieved.

The 5G roll-out is the first pillar of the Extended Monaco programme led by the Prince’s Government, which seeks to bring Monaco into the digital age.

Frédéric Genta, Country Chief Digital Officer, highlighted the enormous change that 5G will bring about: “5G is not simply an improved version of 4G, it represents a paradigm shift. Whereas all of the previous generations focused on telecommunications and exchanges between individuals, 5G is shaping the integration of digital technology into every part of our society and our economy. Energy, health, media and transport will all be transformed thanks to 5G… The technology offers enormous opportunities for the Principality, its residents, its public policies and its economy, and these will benefit everyone.”

For his part, Monaco Telecom CEO Martin Péronnet was unable to hide the pride felt by the Monegasque operator: “5G is a major innovation, reflecting Monaco Telecom’s leadership. This new technology is essential if we are to offer our clients better service and meet their growing expectations for high-speed mobile access” he said. “The future applications of 5G in the everyday lives of Monegasques look extremely promising. In parallel with the launch of 5G, Monaco Telecom is continuing to roll out its fibre network in order to deliver service quality that is acknowledged as the best in the world. This is our goal for the company and our mission as the national operator.”

Originally published at Government Portal


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