As a visionary region that is ready for the future, Carinthia is already working full steam ahead on digitalisation and has entered upon a digitalisation partnership with Chinese technology giant ZTE. The goal was clear - to strengthen the mobility, tourism and business location of Carinthia on a lasting basis, using 5G technology, and to offer businesses willing to relocate to Carinthia the most attractive framework possible. In August 2019, these efforts culminated in the start of regular 5G operation by mobile netwoork operator Drei Austria in Pörtschach am Wörthersee, an Austrian-wide premiere!

5G ensures an even more powerful Internet coverage for Carinthian households, hospitals and businesses, independent of whether they are located in an urban or rural area. This will provide new, important impulses for tourism, transport, healthcare and agriculture.