5G – the next generation of communication systems
It will provide ultra-high bandwidth "connectivity" not only to individual users but also to connected objects
- February 15, 2018 19:00
- Monika Dimitrova
The fifth generation of telecommunications systems is one of the most significant steps of the EU to lead global developments towards this strategic technology. The next generation of communication systems, will be the first instance of a truly converged network environment where wired and wireless communications will use the same infrastructure, driving the future networked society.
It is expected that the future 5G infrastructure will serve a wide range of applications and sectors including professional uses (assisted driving, eHealth, energy management, safety applications, etc). The European Commission has earmarked a public funding of 700 milion euro through the Horizon 2020 Programme to support this EU flagship initiative.