The European Commission concluded this week by calling on the 27 countries of the block to work together to accelerate the deployment of fiber and 5G networks. This is expected to boost the region’s economy affected by the pandemic and ensure its technological independence.
By March 30, EU countries should develop recommendations aimed at reducing costs and bureaucracy, ensuring timely access to the 5G radio spectrum and greater cross-border coordination in this area. According to Margrethe Vestager, responsible for digital technologies in the European Commission, the situation with the coronavirus has shown how important Internet services and 5G are.
“We have seen how the current crisis has emphasized the importance of access to high-speed Internet for businesses, government services and citizens, as well as the importance of accelerating the transition to 5G,” says the source of the word Margrethe Vestager. – Therefore, we must work together to rapidly deploy the network without further delay”.
The Commission also recommended accelerating research and development of new supercomputer technologies.
“The priority is to keep up with the international technology race, and Europe has both the know-how and the political will to play a leading role,” said Domestic Market Commissioner Thierry Breton.
The European Commission is investing €8 billion in next generation supercomputers.