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Turkey on the cutting edge with 5G, pushes ahead with 6G.

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Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Abdulkadir Uraloğlu announced advancements in 5G technology and preparations for 6G in Türkiye. He emphasized the importance of digital literacy and domestic innovation, highlighting the launch of Türkiye’s first local and national communication satellite. The country is also expanding broadband and fiber infrastructure to ensure equal and safe access to the digital world.

Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Abdulkadir Uraloğlu announced that Türkiye is making strides in 5G technology and is also preparing for the advancement to 6G. He emphasized the importance of digital literacy and domestic innovation, pointing out the launch of Türkiye’s first local and national communication satellite, Türksat 6A. Uraloğlu highlighted the need for countries to produce information and turn it into products to advance, stressing the importance of digital society and adaptation to digital transformation.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the significance of digitalization became clear, with concepts like remote education and working from home becoming crucial. Uraloğlu mentioned that Türkiye’s digital infrastructure played a key role in navigating the pandemic, but efforts are ongoing to ensure equal and safe digital access for all. The country is expanding its broadband and fiber infrastructure, with plans to increase fiber length significantly by 2028.

Uraloğlu also highlighted Türkiye’s progress in local and national 5G-related work and preparations for 6G technology. The country is developing critical products for 5G infrastructures and engaging in innovative projects like smart factory applications and online remote surgery. The forthcoming launch of Türkiye’s first domestic and national communication satellite is a significant step in achieving localization and nationalization goals.

Additionally, Uraloğlu mentioned Türkiye’s strong entrepreneurship ecosystem, ranking 10th among European countries. The country’s proximity to the Western world and young population position it well to become a leading production and investment center in the region. The “Terminal Istanbul” project aims to transform Atatürk Airport into a hub for startups, fostering technology awareness and competence in society.

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