The Innovation & Networks Executive Agency (INEA) has published a new CEF Telecom brochure which presents an overview of the actions co-funded by CEF Telecom until the end of November 2020, including the status of each specific Digital Service Infrastructure (DSI) and a breakdown by country. Over the last seven years (2014-2020), 74 calls for proposals have been published awarding, so far, €308 million to 571 projects. The brochure also covers the WiFi4EU initiative which has distributed more than 8,800 vouchers between 2018 and 2020.
Since its launch in 2013, the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) has been a key funding instrument supporting the development of high performing, sustainable and efficiently interconnected trans-European networks in the areas of transport, energy and telecommunications.
In the area of telecommunications, the deployment of Digital Service Infrastructures (DSIs) supports the development and smooth functioning of the Digital Single Market by facilitating delivery of trans-European digital services for citizens, business and/or governments, and supporting digital cross-border public services.
Besides, since 2018, the WiFi4EU initiative supports European municipalities that wish to offer free Wi-Fi connectivity in public spaces.