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5G Observatory

The European 5G Observatory enables the EU to assess the progress of the 5G Action Plan and take action to fully implement it.

What is the European 5G Observatory?

The European 5G Observatory monitors market developments and preparatory actions taken by industry stakeholders and Member States in the context of 5G roll-out in Europe and beyond.

As 5G gets closer to market deployment, the European 5G Observatory provides updates on all market developments, including actions undertaken by the private and public sectors, in the field of 5G. All developments will be analysed in view of their strategic implications on the objectives of the 5G Action Plan and other public policy objectives. The Observatory focuses primarily on developments in Europe, along with major international developments that could impact the European market.

The following developments are monitored by the Observatory:

  • main 5G market developments including planning and commercial launch of 5G products and services with major impact;
  • new developments regarding key 5G products and components as well as technology choices made by key actors including regarding standards and use of spectrum bands;
  • 5G pre-commercial trials and partnerships between actors of the 5G value chain;
  • national strategies and plans by EU Member States, available national data on 5G deployment including coverage and quality;
  • preparation and execution of spectrum assignments by public authorities as well as 5G public funding for network deployment and R&I.

Latest reporting

The online platform is regularly updated and provides the latest key trends in 5G deployment in Europe and world-wide. In addition, quarterly reports are published providing the snapshot of 5G progress as well as an assessment in view of the objectives of the 5G Action Plan.

The information is also fed into the monitoring of Europe’s digital performance and of the evolution of EU member states in digital competitiveness, the Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI) in the area of Connectivity.

Latest

DIGIBYTE |
Europe puts forward proposal for Joint Undertaking on Smart Networks and Services towards 6G

The European Commission has adopted its legislative proposal for a strategic European partnership on Smart Networks and Services as a Joint Undertaking, with a public R&I investment of €900 million over the new long-term budget period 2021-2027. The Joint Undertaking will coordinate research activities on 6G technology under Horizon Europe as well as 5G deployment initiatives under the Connecting Europe Facility Digital and other programmes.

PRESS RELEASE |
EU to set up new European Partnerships and invest nearly €10 billion for the green and digital transition

The Commission has proposed to set up 10 new European Partnerships between the European Union, Member States and/or the industry. The goal is to speed up the transition towards a green, climate neutral and digital Europe, and to make European industry more resilient and competitive. The EU will provide nearly €10 billion of funding that the partners will match with at least an equivalent amount of investment.

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