6 months ago
Turkey's focused investment in research and development of 5G and beyond connectivity technologies offers immense economic potential. Globally, 5G is projected to generate $13.2 trillion in economic value by 2035, with the manufacturing sector contributing $4.7 trillion. The 5G@EndTech Program, a collaborative effort between Nokia, Türk Telekom, Arçelik, and esteemed Turkish organizations such as the Presidency Investment Office, KOSGEB, TÜBİTAK TÜSSİDE, and the Ministry of Industry and Technology, holds tremendous significance. The groundbreaking 5G Valley project aims to establish 5G technology as the cornerstone of future gigabit networks, enabling its utilization across university campuses like METU, Bilkent, and Hacettepe Universities in Ankara. Furthermore, it creates a thriving ecosystem for companies, research centers, and start-ups to test applications, develop technologies, and foster value-added production. Concurrently, efforts are underway to design algorithms and methods that align with upcoming 5G standards, ensuring the creation of competitive, high value-added products and services in 5G and beyond. Supporting the End-to-End Domestic and National 5G project is instrumental in building a comprehensive database of national 5G and beyond patents, positioning Turkey as a global leader in 5G technology production. This initiative provides an open testing ground, benefiting academics, researchers, doctoral students, and start-ups alike. In the realm of smart factories, our approach emphasizes network slicing, security compliance, and SDN and NFV management, enabling efficient integration of subsystems. Remarkable advancements are being made in the field of Internet of Things (IoT) within the 5G landscape, particularly in areas such as massive machine-type communication (mMTC), Software-Based Energy Networks, Cloud Technologies, and Artificial Intelligence applications. Our commitment extends to the healthcare sector, focusing on Internet of Medical Things (IoMT), Internet of Health (IoH), and Health as a Service (HaaS) technologies. These transformative initiatives position Turkey as a technology sector frontrunner, bolstering its global competitiveness and paving the way for remarkable breakthroughs. By harnessing the power of 5G and beyond, Turkey establishes itself as an innovation-driven nation.