The members of the 5G Infrastructure Association have hosted the press, media and ICT industry analysts at a briefing on the evolution of European 5G initiatives from Research to Trials at Mobile World Congress 2017. The event was held on the 28th of Feb from 14:00 to 15:30 in the Press Conference Room 1, in the Media Village at the MWC in Barcelona.
The European work for the preparation of 5G has been progressing dramatically under the leadership of the 5G-Public Private Partnership (5G-PPP), notably after the launch of the 19 strategic projects of the first phase in 2015. The highlights of the progress achieved to date was presented in a new White Paper – “5G innovations for new business opportunities” (click to download) – which was issued at the event. The paper identifies recommendations of the EU telecom sector towards harmonized 5G standardisation, spectrum, deployment and regulation.
The event was opened by Roberto Viola, Director General of DG CONNECT at the European Commission. Panels followed where top managers from leading global technology member companies discussed the progress being achieved through European 5G Research, the emergence of 5G standards, and prospects for investments in the new infrastructure, while representatives of the vertical industries and the public sector outlined their needs and expectations for 5G. A major discussion point was the technology experiments, validation tests, and the evolution to field trials as outlined in 5G Action Plan that will be needed between now and 2020 to facilitate the development of 5G. The concept of a roadmap for the implementation of advanced pre-commercial trials to be launched in key sectors in 2018 and to be promoted at EU level was introduced with a view to ensuring Europe leadership in the context of the accelerated global agenda for the introduction of 5G.
The event was attended by over 150 representatives of the ICT related press, media and analysis organisations.
Moderator: Jean-Pierre Bienaimé 5G Infrastructure Association
Opening Statement: Roberto Viola Director General, DG CONNECT, European Commission,
Panel 1: 5G Research, Standardisation & Projects:
Panel 2: Trials roadmap & verticals
EU/Brazil Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs): Welcome by EC & Brazilian Ministry
European 5G Infrastructure Association (5G-IA) and the Brazilian Projeto 5G Brasil;
European Alliance for Internet of Things Innovation (AIOTI) and
the Brazilian Internet of Things (IoT) Association, Câmara IoT.
If you have any questions relating to this event please end them to info (at) 5g-ppp.eu
This page was updated on the 28/02/17