Tunisia seeks South Korean expertise for 5G rollout

The Tunisian government sees 5G technology as a means of accelerating the digital transformation of various economic sectors, including agriculture, education and transport. The executive has set November 2024 as the launch date for ultra-high-speed internet in the country.

Tunisia and South Korea have agreed to collaborate on the deployment of 5G technology, according to a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed by Nizar Ben Neji, Minister of Communication Technologies, and his South Korean counterpart, Lee Jong Ho.

The signing took place on the sidelines of the Global ICT Leaders Forum in Seoul, held in parallel with the first Korea-Africa summit on June 4 and 5.

The MoU is in line with Tunisia’s recently unveiled 5G roadmap. This roadmap calls for licenses to be awarded in September 2024 and the commercial launch of 5G services in November 2024. In addition, Tunisian telecom operators have already carried out preliminary tests of next-generation mobile technology.

The 5G partnership aligns with Tunisia’s “National Digital Transformation Strategy 2025”, which prioritizes accelerating the digitization of government, securing cyberspace, guaranteeing digital sovereignty, and promoting trust for the success of digitization projects.

The implementation of 5G is expected to pave the way for the development of smart homes and cities, e-learning, e-government, 3D video, telemedicine, virtual and augmented reality, streaming services, artificial intelligence applications, and the Internet of Things (IoT).


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