The Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) in Telecom is a key EU instrument to facilitate cross-border interaction between public administrations, businesses and citizens, by deploying digital service infrastructures (DSIs) and broadband networks. Supported projects will contribute to the creation of a European ecosystem of interoperable and interconnected digital services that sustain the Digital Single Market.
A €1.05 billion budget is earmarked for trans-European networks in the telecommunications sector for 2014-2020.
INEA is responsible for implementing an estimated €400 million of the CEF Telecom budget in the form of grants during the same period.
INEA is also responsible for the implementation of the WiFi4EU initiative, which is part of the CEF Telecom work programme.