The 5G Infrastructure Association (IA) organises a briefing on the evolution of European 5G initiatives "from Research to Trials" for media and ICT industry analysts at the Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona. The progress achieved today will be presented in a new White Paper - "5G innovations for new business opportunities" - which will be issued at the event.

The European work for the preparation of 5G has been progressing dramatically under the leadership of the 5G-Public Private Partnership (5G-PPP), notably after the launch of the strategic projects of the first phase in 2015. The new White Paper - "5G innovations for new business opportunities" - identifies recommendations of the EU telecom sector towards harmonized 5G standardisation, spectrum, deployment and regulation from this work.

During the event, Roberto Viola, Director General of DG CONNECT at the European Commission, as well as executives from leading global technology member companies, will discuss the progress being achieved through European 5G Research, the emergence of 5G standards, and prospects for investments in the new infrastructure, while representatives of the vertical industries and the public sector will outline their needs and expectations for 5G.

A major discussion point will be technology experiments, validation tests, and eventuall field trials as outlined in the EU 5G Action Plan that will be needed between now and 2020 to facilitate the development of 5G. The roadmap for the implementation of advanced pre-commercial trials, to be launched in key sectors in 2018 and to be promoted at EU level, will then be presented, in view of ensuring Europe's leadership in the context of the accelerated global agenda for the introduction of 5G.

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