Dauren Abaev spoke about plans to introduce 5G in Kazakhstan
The Minister of Information and Communications of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Dauren Abaev, spoke in detail about plans to introduce high-speed Internet in Kazakhstan, ortcom.kz reports with reference to the MIA “Kazinform”
Last year, the program Digital Kazakhstan was launched, one of its most important areas is to ensure universal access to broadband Internet. And in 2018, construction of 20,000 km of fiber-optic communication lines began for 1,250 rural settlements. About 2.5 million of our citizens live in them, said Dauren Abaev at an expanded meeting of the board of the Ministry of Information and Communications of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
According to him, in 2021 more than 3,000 promising villages will be provided with access to the fourth-generation mobile Internet.
As you know, communication technologies are not standing still. All over the world, the prospects for the introduction of 5G, opening up new opportunities, are now being discussed. For example, you can download various movies and programs in a couple of seconds. Development of technologies of virtual and augmented reality, the Internet of things and the masses of others, the minister noted.
He also spoke about the plans for the introduction of 5G technologies and the results that such an innovation would bring.
This year, it is planned to organize a pilot project on testing 5G technologies in Kazakhstan, after which the optimal timing for its implementation in the country will be determined. One of the promising international projects in the field of telecommunications is the creation of a fiber-optic highway connecting China and Southeast Asia with Europe through the Caspian Sea. This project will allow to unite the largest information exchange centers of Europe and Asia, will stretch across the territory of Kazakhstan, China, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Turkey and Germany. Now with the Azerbaijani side, the issue of laying a fiber-optic fiber line under the Caspian Sea is being worked out, concluded Dauren Abaev.
Source: Central Communications Service of the Ministry of Information and Communications of the Republic of Kazakhstan