Turkiye to Move Forward in 6G Technology and 5G Infrastructure

Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Abdulkadir Uraloğlu announced that preparations for 6G technology have commenced alongside advancements in 5G-related endeavors, emphasizing the importance of digital literacy and domestic innovation.

Speaking at the Terminal Istanbul Technology and Entrepreneurship Center Introduction Ceremony, Minister Uraloğlu underscored that nations failing to generate knowledge or transform it into tangible products cannot progress. He highlighted the necessity for becoming a digital society and adapting to the digital transformation process.

Minister Uraloğlu also disclosed the imminent launch of the Kocaeli City Hospital Tram Line and stressed the significance of digital skills in modern society. He emphasized the importance of verifying information from reliable sources in the digital era, advocating for informed and conscious internet usage.

In addressing the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Minister Uraloğlu acknowledged the crucial role of digitalization in overcoming adversities. He noted the emergence of remote learning and telecommuting, highlighting the need for equitable digital access for all.

Regarding infrastructure development, Minister Uraloğlu outlined plans to expand fiber optic infrastructure length to over 850,000 kilometers by 2028. He emphasized the government’s commitment to promoting widespread broadband access and enhancing fiber optic infrastructure to ensure faster and more reliable services.

Emphasizing the importance of domestic innovation, Minister Uraloğlu stated that while progressing in 5G endeavors, the ministry has initiated preparations for 6G technology. He detailed ongoing efforts to develop critical components for 5G infrastructure and highlighted innovative projects such as smart factory applications and 5G-supported remote surgeries.

Minister Uraloğlu also announced plans to launch Turkey’s first domestic communication satellite, Türksat 6A, in June, emphasizing its significance in advancing national technological capabilities.

In addressing entrepreneurship, Minister Uraloğlu highlighted the rapid growth of the information and communication technology sector, projecting its global value to reach $5.6 trillion by 2026. He stressed the importance of fostering a conducive environment for entrepreneurs and nurturing innovative ideas for future success.

Referring to Turkey’s ranking in the European entrepreneurship ecosystem, Minister Uraloğlu noted the country’s 10th position with a $1.6 billion investment, emphasizing its potential for further growth and competitiveness on the global stage.

Minister Uraloğlu concluded by envisioning Atatürk Airport as a hub for technological innovation and entrepreneurship, highlighting its transformation into one of the world’s largest technology and entrepreneurship centers. He emphasized the role of Terminal Istanbul in fostering a culture of science, technology, and innovation, ultimately contributing to Turkey’s digital transformation journey.

In his closing remarks, Minister Uraloğlu expressed confidence in Turkey’s potential to lead the digital age, asserting that it will be a century characterized by digitalization, youth, success, and science.

source: prepared by Melisa Beğiç

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