Public Funding of 5G Deployment

Structural and investment Funds (ESIF): 6 billion EUR for digital networks

  • European Regional Fund (EFRD)
  • European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD)

Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) – Telecom Strand

  • Broadband Fund (CEBF):

expected leverage of 1-1.7 billion EUR for broadband deployment in underserved areas

Investments between 1 million and 30 million EUR for projects representing total costs of up to 150 million EUR

Operational launch in 2018

  • WiFi4EU Initiative
  • 120 million EUR for equipment

European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI)

  • Initiative launched to help overcome the current investment gap in the EU by mobilising private financing for strategic investments
  • Up to now over 2.2 billion for NGA projects

And also the ESA Satellite 5G initiative (S45G)

The European Space Agency (ESA) and the European Space Industry joined forces in the field of Satellite for 5G. They are aiming at developing and demonstrating the added value that Satellite brings in the context of 5G. They indicate that satellite will bring added value in facilitating Pan-European and global coverage, resilience, mobility and security for the provision of 5G services and as enabler of innovative infrastructure and services. For that purpose, priority will be given to Verticals in which satellites can have a prominent role, such as transport, media and entertainment, public safety, without precluding additional relevant Verticals and use cases.

The ESA Satellite 5G initiative supports development activities falling within the following two activity types:

  1. Activity Type 1: Technology and Product Development & Validation Trials These activities relate to the development of 5G integrated satellite terrestrial system and/or its components.
  2. Activity Type 2: Applications development & Vertical Pilots These activities relate to the development and/or demonstration of applications and services based on 5G networks and space based systems, where potential users are involved in the pilots.

Information on funding mechanisms and proposals can be found here.

 

Latest News in Europe

5G auctions in Switzerland raised $379 million

Swisscom, Sunrise and Salt completed the acquisition of available 5G spectrum

Harmonisation on 3.4-3.8 GHz radio spectrum kicks off in Europe

5G pioneer bands identified at EU level are the 700 MHz, the 3.6 GHz (3.4-3.8 GHz) and the 26 GHz (24.25-27.5 GHz) frequencies.

5G trials call for 26 GHz in France

Application procedures are open to third parties and available from 31 January to 31 March 2019

Vodafone and O2 agree to share 5G networks and split the bill in the UK

A collaboration for the deployment of 5G networks at 2,500 joint sites outside London

TIM and Qualcomm demonstrate a 5G video call

The first European 5G NR video call was achieved in Rome by TIM and Qualcomm

Orange deploys 5G in Marseille in partnership with Nokia

Orange announced the installation of 80 antennas in 2019 for a 5G network in the 3.5 GHz spectrum band

Deutsche Telekom and Ericsson demonstrated a high speed 5G connection in Athens

Deutsche Telekom and Ericsson demonstrated a 40Gbps data transmission rate with ultra-low latency in the E-band spectrum of mmWaves

700 MHz auction results in Sweden

PTS announced results for the first stage of its 700 MHz spectrum auction for 5G

Agreement signed to strengthen cooperation in cybersecurity and 5G

Representatives of the ECSO and the 5G IA have committed to working together to create a secure and trustworthy 5G communication network in Europe.

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