Vodafone Albania brings the first 5G experience in AlbaniaVodafone Albania has reached another milestone for Albanian electronic communications market by being the first operator to bring 5G experience to Albania.
In a very special event, Vodafone Albania showcased how driving in the future would look like. Participants from media, politics and business sector were the first to witness and experience remote driving car. The communication link between the electric car and the remote driver’s controls were set up over the Vodafone Albania 5G network allowing the vehicle to be steered remotely, in real time.
The first to try the 5G experience was the Prime Minister, Edi Rama, who referred to it as simply fantastic.
CEO of Vodafone Albania, Achilleas Kanaris said:
“Today we are signalling the beginning of this journey here in Tirana. The good news is that Vodafone, as the biggest and most consistent investor in the country is very committed on this task. What you will witness today is a pilot that has been done in very few countries globally and so we are putting Albania ahead. But our commitment is not only in the form of bringing first 5G to the country, our commitment is to step change the country’s fixed network infrastructure, starting with the reached agreement to aquire Abcom and subsequent investment plan. This event was only the starting point of this journey. 5G is a challenge that Vodafone is ready to face by putting Albania at the forefront of this evolution.”
5G technology enables faster response times ( lower latency), up to 10 times faster compared to 4G, which means that the roll out of 5G technology will ‘unlock the true potential of a variety of technologies including, remote-controlled robotics, autonomous cars, firm agriculture, remote surgeries etc.
The 4th industrial revolution is driven by the telecommunications sector, and Vodafone, is committed in making it happen even in Albania, same as in the other developed countries.