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

Ofcom finalizes rules for upcoming 5G spectrum auction

700 MHz and 3.6 GHz to 3.8 GHz frequency bands auction

5G launch by Telenor Norway in March 2020

Telenor plans to light a total of 8,500 base stations throughout the country

The Ofcom consults on exposure to EMF

The regulator published results of a measurement campaign

Three UK 5G launch for smartphone users

5G mobile services were launched on February 14th, 2020 in 65 locations

Finland’s Ministry of Transport and Communications launched a consultation on the 26 GHz frequency band

It plans to organise the auction in summer 2020

Telia Finland launches 5G services

Telia has teamed with Nokia and Huawei to provide 5G services in Helsinki, Oulu, and Vantaa.

5G is really ON in Europe

A total of 15 players have launched commercial 5G services as at year-end 2019

Eir launched commercial 5G services in 10 locations across Ireland

Eir became the second mobile operator to launch a 5G network in Ireland after Vodafone

EE rolls out 5G in 14 more cities

The operator said its 5G NSA network now covers 61% of the London area.

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