On April 18, 2019, a press briefing on the launch of the pilot project “Internet of things on roads based on fifth generation 5G communication technology” was held at the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine.
The website of the Ministry informs that the Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine Volodymyr Omelyan emphasized that the development of digital infrastructure is a necessary step for the modernization of the transport industry of Ukraine and is priority for the Ministry.
“We have already signed a memorandum with our international partners, which provides cooperation in the implementation of the pilot project. A work on the installation of equipment on the pilot section of the H-01 highway yesterday have start. This is an important step in making our roads smart.”
According to the Minister, the project is divided into 3 stages:
- The pilot, within the framework of which first two months on a separate section of the road we will test the technology of the Internet of things on the road and collect statistical data using the LTE network. From the second half of 2019 using the 5G.
- An expanded pilot in the framework of which we will scale the project and cover the whole particular road.
- A full-scale project that provides the coverage with latest technologies all international highways of Ukraine.
The head of the Ministry noted that the implementation of this project would be an excellent example of cooperation between the public sector, telecommunications operators, equipment suppliers, system integrators and others.
Summing up the event, the Minister of Infrastructure said: “I am sincerely proud that we are moving fast, and can say: “Yes, Ukraine is among the top 10 countries in the world that are testing the 5G network”. These are completely new technologies that open up unprecedented opportunities for us, comparing with all other standards. I am proud that we are doing this in Ukraine. I am glad that we start it in Kyiv and have global companies that believe in our country and are ready to work out this product in Ukraine. This is a good start and it is important for us not to stop”.