5G can deliver a ‘truly networked’ society with Europe in the driving seat

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Much more than an evolution of mobile broadband, 5G PPP launches vision of a ubiquitous 5G network that can create a single digital economy and connect people, things and services like never before.

At the Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona, 5G PPP, the 5G Public-Private Partnership between the European Commission and European industry and research community, launched its inaugural vision paper, which outlines how 5G will create a single digital economy, and put Europe back in the driving seat with a ubiquitous network that will connect people, things and services based on a plethora of innovation unseen before at such scale.

European society and economic performance will strongly rely on 5G infrastructure in the years beyond 2020. 5G is more than an evolution of mobile broadband technology. It is an enabler for a truly digital society with ubiquitous, ultra-high-speed communications infrastructure that will support all economic sectors as well as ever-growing consumer demand for new services. 5G is also an opportunity for the European ICT sector, which is already well positioned in the global R&D race and contributes about 5% to Europe’s GDP, to expand its leadership position globally.