Estonia supports rapid development of new generation internet connection in EU ({{commentsTotal}})

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Participating in Friday's Telecommunications Council in Brussels, Estonia supported changing the EU's communication legislation which would help member states to adopt 5th-generation networks more quickly.

Estonia's Minister of Entrepreneurship and Information Technology Urve Palo said at the meeting that 5G will provide opportunities for new digital economic and business models. To achieve that, Estonia supports that EU member states free the 700 megahertz frequency for new generation mobile data communication services, the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications said.

"Quality internet connection is one of the prerequisites for economic growth in Europe," said Palo in a press release. "It also helps to solve social problems, promote education and reduce marginalization."

Estonia itself is continuing to expand its broadband base network, of which about two thirds has already been built.

The small country's base network is expected to be completed by the end of 2018

Editor: Editor: Aili Vahtla



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