In the United States, “The next generation of wireless connectivity — the fifth generation, or 5G — is a virtual cornerstone for critical 21st century opportunities related to economic growth, education, employment, transportation, and more,” according to the Federal Communications Commission. “These new networks and technologies will enable new high-speed, low-latency wireless broadband services, the Internet of Things, and innovations not yet imagined. Future 5G networks will rely on three key elements: Spectrum, Infrastructure, and Backhaul. The FCC is taking steps in all of these areas to ensure that the U.S. will lead the world in the deployment of next-generation wireless technologies.” Learn more about the United States’ 5G plan.
In Europe, “the European Commission is striving to make 5G a reality for all citizens and businesses in Member States by the end of this decade. To realize 5G application in EU states everywhere, the European Commission created a 5G for Europe Action Plan. The Action Plan is a roadmap for public and private investment on 5G infrastructure in the EU. The roadmap sets out several measures to guarantee a coordinated approach among all EU Member States to make 5G accessible to all by the end of 2020.” Learn more about the 5G for Europe Action Plan.
For more information, please visit the ENCQOR website.