The new research project will develop a system architecture for 6G.
THE EU Digital Decade
Announced in 2021, the EU Digital Decade sets out a vision for Europe’s digital transformation by 2030. It has four key areas: ICT skills; business transformation; secure and sustainable digital infrastructures; and digitalisation of public services.
5G is key to this vision: the Digital Decade sets a goal for coverage of all populated areas by 2030 and regards 5G verticals as digital transformation enablers for businesses. Read more about the Digital Decade here.
The association says although 5G coverage has increased, Europe is not as advanced the United States, South Korea and China.
The mobile operator says it achieved speeds of 2.679 Gbps.
The application period will begin on January 17 and end on April 25.
A new consortium brings together vendors, technology companies and research institutes from 11 EU Member States.
The funding will be available for 5G projects in areas of tourism, security and connected vehicles.
Deutsche Telekom, Telefonica and Vodafone all claim to have largely met the coverage obligations.
The French government is supporting research and development (R&D) projects on advanced 5G and future network generations.
Plans include the deployment of a private 5G campus network.
The operator also says its 5G network now reaches 66% of the country’s population.