The Commission is now accepting proposals for projects that aim to improve connectivity in the EU.
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.
Telefonica says the new radio cells will support inner city customers with higher capacity.
Latvia’s Public Utilities Commission (SPRK) has named the winners of the country’s low-band auction.
The findings came from a study conducted by the French spectrum regulator ANFR.
The Spanish operator will begin using the frequencies it obtained in the 700 MHz auction last July.
The operator also claims its 5G rollout is happening more quickly than previous generations.
Spain’s Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation (MINECO) says making this band available will serve as a national “stimulus for the implementation and development of 5G technology”.
The experiment used the VISION-S prototype car developed by Sony.
The Czech operator O2 has announced a new 5G wifi modem for mobile broadband customers which aims to reach underserved areas.
Yoigo, which is operated by Masmovil, says its 5G network now reaches a total of 686 municipalities.