February 5, 2020 Appeal for Opinions related to Development Demonstrations for Realizing Local 5G to Solve Local Issues
The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) has decided to conduct fiscal 2020 development demonstrations for realizing local 5G services to solve local issues, which will involve the use of local 5G services of various entities, including local companies.
In this connection, MIC has decided to make an appeal for a wide range of opinions from Thursday, February 6 through Friday, March 6, 2020, to make specific studies before addressing regional issues in this demonstration project, technical issues to be examined, and examination methods.
MIC is promoting initiatives to introduce the 5th generation mobile communication system (local 5G) that can be flexibly constructed and used by various entities according to local needs and individual needs in various industrial fields.
Accordingly, MIC will conduct fiscal 2020 development demonstrations for realizing local 5G services to solve local issues. In the demonstrations, a local problem-solving model that utilizes local 5G will be built to implement technical studies on local 5G radio wave propagation in practical cases that assume various installation locations of local 5G base stations and use environments and to realize regional issues using local 5G.
Before this, MIC will make an appeal for proposals on regional issues to be addressed, technical issues to be considered, and methods for studying them in fiscal 2020 development demonstrations for realizing local 5G services to solve local issues.
This appeal is not for demonstration projects. Furthermore, the results of the appeal for proposals will not affect the selection of demonstration projects. For the public appeal for demonstration projects, check MIC’s future procurement information.
2. Submission deadline
No later than noon on Friday, March 6, 2020.
3. Other matters to be kept in mind
MIC makes a public appeal in advance so that the projects can be started promptly after the fiscal 2020 initial budget bill passes the Diet. Therefore, it should be kept in mind that the implementation of the projects is subject to the passage of the budget bill and that the contents of the projects are subject to change.
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