The 5G Observatory has published its latest report which gives readers an overview of 5G developments within the EU and internationally.
The European Commission is encouraging the use of public funding from national governments and the EU to assist 5G rollout. Post pandemic recovery funding is a particularly important source.
Nokia will lead a new 6G project funded by the German government called 6G-ANNA.
A joint venture between Italian mobile operators Vodafone and TIM has won six lots of funding with a combined value of €345 million.
Nokia has announced it will be heading the “5G Innov Lab” platform which will serve as a testing ground for 5G industrial use cases.
The Italian government’s implementing body for the scheme, Infratel, announced that Telecom Italia (TIM) would be the first company to receive the funding.
Spain has announced plans to fund 5G infrastructure in areas with poor mobile data coverage.
The mobile operator says it successfully tested a surveillance system that included the use of drones in the Spanish port.
Infratel Italia, which is the government’s implementing body for broadband initiatives is making €567 million available for rural 5G.
The European Commission will entirely fund the Italian plan which provides incentives for mobile operators to build new 5G infrastructure.
The announcement was made by Infratel Italia, which says the funds will be used to improve 5G infrastructure in the country.