The European 5G Observatory monitors market developments and preparatory actions taken by industry stakeholders and Member States in the context of 5G roll-out in Europe and beyond. The Observatory enables the Commission to assess the progress of Europe's 5G Action Plan, and take action to fully implement it.
The 5G Action Plan is a strategic initiative which concerns all stakeholders, private and public, small and large, in all Member States, to meet the challenge of making 5G a reality for all citizens and businesses by the end of this decade.
The "fifth generation" of telecommunications systems, or 5G, will be the most critical building block of our digital society in the next decade. Europe has taken significant steps to lead global developments towards this strategic technology.
5G Infrastructure Public Private Partnership (5G PPP) supports the development and deployment of 5G networks in Europe by 2020. Europe's research also contributes to the definition of the future global 5G standards and spectrum, placing Europe among the technology's pioneers.
The fifth generation of communications infrastructures, or 5G, is the future network infrastructure supporting the digitisation of the economic and societal activities worldwide. The European Commission strongly supports a cooperation and seeks for a global consensus and cooperation on 5G.