European 5G Observatory stakeholder workshop

Date: 25 Sep 2020

Location: Online

This workshop is open to all interested 5G constituencies, including inter alia manufacturers and suppliers, telecom operators, national authorities in charge of telecom and spectrum policy and regulation, as well as representatives of the vertical industries looking at the use of 5G for relevant use cases. If you are interested in this event, please book the date in your agenda.

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The European 5G Observatory ( was launched in September 2018 to monitor market developments and preparatory actions taken by industry stakeholders and Member States in the context of 5G roll-out in Europe and beyond. Its current focus is on the monitoring of the state of play regarding the 5G spectrum assignments and service deployments in Europe and globally.

The workshop will be an opportunity to exchange views on the current state of play of 5G deployment, the latest market trends and in particular the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the 5G progress. It will also serve as input for the planned update of the Action Plan for 5G and 6G as announced in the Commission’s Digital Strategy last February.

IDATE, who is conducting the European 5G Observatory for the Commission, will first present where we stand as most Member States have now commercial 5G services in some main cities and as first consequences of the COVID-19 crisis are visible. A panel session will follow on challenges and opportunities for Europe in the next few years, the review of deployment targets, and possible new measures by policy makers to facilitate 5G investments.Finally, an interactive session on options for the 5G Observatory to measure 5G progress in the next few years will follow. Feedback by all participants will be collected (e.g. via slido) and discussed in a concluding panel.