ESTONIA – European ministers agreed in principle on making 5G a success for Europe during the informal meeting of the Ministers for Competitiveness and Telecommunications on 18 July in Tallinn, Estonia.
“Everybody and everything will be using 5G networks to communicate in the future. And I am very glad that we managed to sign the declaration,” stated the Estonian Minister for Entrepreneurship and Information Technology, Urve Palo. “This indicates that all the member states are thinking about the future and are willing to boost connectivity and Europe’s digital competitiveness to the next level. 5G will allow faster internet connections across Europe and make it possible to develop new technologies, such as connected cars, innovative industrial machines and eHealth initiatives for example,” Palo added.
The declaration of intent seeks to establish a common baseline on future 5G standards and confirm the willingness of member states to position Europe as the lead market for 5G.