The third edition of the international telecommunications conference “5G and Beyond”, officially opened today in Skopje.

At the opening of the conference, Minister of Information Society and Administration Damjan Mancevski said that the technology is expected to bring real digital evolution, stimulation of economic growth, innovation and prosperity.

“5G will change entire industries. These sectors will be fully transformed with digital highways for communication, computing power and sensor networks. Automation will largely depend on secure and functional “5G” networks. Individuals and machines will be able to communicate and share information in a way unknown until now. There won’t be much human activities, which is not supported by cyber infrastructure”, underlined Minister Manchevski.

He added that based on the use of public funds, as well as investments by operators in the next three years, it is estimated that by the end of 2023, at least one city will have 5G coverage, and by the end of 2027 all cities in the country will have coverage and an uninterrupted 5G signal, and by the end of 2029 each citizen will have access to 5G internet with a minimum speed of 100 megabits per second.