EC Commissioner Oettinger received the “5G Manifesto for timely deployment of 5G in Europe” from key players in telecoms and in sectors in which 5G technologies will help build innovative products and services. The manifesto presents a consolidated industry view developed by board-level executives from the telecoms sector, including Ericsson, and leading companies from the industries that are most likely to take advantage of 5G technologies early on, starting in 2018 (transport and logistics, healthcare, energy, media and entertainment, manufacturing, smart cities).
The 5G Manifesto outlines the main opportunities and challenges linked to the deployment of 5G infrastructure in Europe. In particular, it provides recommendations for a common vision and a calendar for deployment of investments, standards and the synchronized introduction of services in Europe. It underlines the need for spectrum and improved regulatory conditions in terms of local installation of cells, open internet rules which promote innovation, data protection and fair use.
When drawing up its 5G Action Plan, the Commission will consider the industry analysis and recommendations, alongside other inputs, and in particular from the consultation, which is open until 11th July. The 5G Action Plan will be presented in September, at the same time as the proposal for the review of the telecom regulatory framework.
Ericsson has signed 24 MoU’s with operators worldwide to develop their 5G networks. We also work with an extensive number of industry partners in the eco system to understand the needs and leverage the usage of next generation networks in digitalization of industries.