- The ministry had started accepting local 5G license applications last December
- The companies will get a full license if the devices are confirmed to work without problems
As per a report by Japan Times, Japan’s communications ministry gave electronics maker Fujitsu the first preliminary license to build a local 5G network. It also plans to give preliminary licenses to NEC Corp. and other firms, along with local governments.
The report added that the ministry had started accepting local 5G license applications last December. The companies that will be given a preliminary license will introduce devices necessary for the operations. They will get a full license if the devices are confirmed to work without problems. Local 5G networks are designed to work only on the premises of companies, hospitals, and local governments.
Develop secure 5G mobile networks and drone technologies
Recently Japan’s cabinet had approved a bill to support companies to develop secure 5G mobile networks and drone technologies. This bill will give companies that develop these technologies access to low-interest rate loans from government-affiliated financial institutions. This will be possible if their plans fulfill standards on cybersecurity