On 10 September BEREC Chair Jeremy Godfrey (ComReg, Ireland), together with the incoming Chair for 2020 Dan Sjöblom and Co-Chairs of the Open Internet Working Group, presented the outcomes of the 40th Board of Regulators ordinary plenary meeting.
The table represents information available to the European Commission regarding the state of play on award processes for the 5G pioneer bands identified by the RSPG. Sources include the 5G Observatory, the RSPG awards calendar and information provided by RSPG members themselves. The information relates the situation as at September 2019.
The table was presented at the 50th Radio Spectrum Policy Group (RSPG) Meeting of 9 October 2019.
Countries such as Switzerland, the UK and Germany are already rolling out next generation networks. 5G is projected to be 100 times faster than 4G and would allow new technologies such as connected cars and augmented reality to flourish. But despite the big promises, concerns about its potential health effects are also growing.
Update: The factsheet has been updated
The “fifth generation” of telecommunication systems will be a critical building block of our digital economy and society in the next decade. Mobile traffic doubles every two years and new applications are emerging. This factsheet explains how 5G will provide the capacities and performance to meet these connectivity needs.
A summary of the hearing is now available.
Digitalisation rapidly transforms our world and has profound effects on criminal justice in the European Union. On the one hand, it is a catalyst to cross-border crime, such as terrorism and cybercrime, but also offers new opportunities to effectively fight criminal activity. Europe must define and adopt solutions for both judicial and law enforcement authorities to ensure justice can be done and guarantee an effective security chain.
This event will provide an opportunity to reflect on the need for digitalisation of criminal justice cooperation in Europe and possible available solutions.
The third edition of the EDEN Conference on Data Protection in Law Enforcement kicked off on 19 September in Copenhagen. The two-day event, Paradise lost? Policing in the age of data protection was organised by the Danish National Police (Dansk Politi), the Europol Data Protection Experts Network (EDEN) and the Academy of European Law (ERA).
The third WiFi4EU call for applications took place from 19 to 20 September 2019. The European Commission has received over 11,000 applications from all participating countries.