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Europe experiences ‘clear lag’ in 5G roll out: Study

September 21, 2020

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Europe is seeing a “clear lag” in the launch of commercial 5G, with less than half of the EU Member States currently operating services, according to an assessment paper published by the European Round Table for Industry (ERT).

The paper noted that concern is growing that Europe is far behind other world regions, in spite of being home to two globally leading mobile infrastructure companies, actively engaged in the global roll out of the technology. The paper also noted that implications are multi-dimensional, affecting citizens’ access to faster connectivity, virtual and augmented reality services and industrial competitiveness in areas such as artificial intelligence, B2B data-sharing, cybersecurity and the Internet of Things.

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