Mobile World Congress: Europe rushes to keep pace on connectivity

The Mobile World Congress, one of the largest event of the mobile industry globally, takes place every year in Barcelona. [Ivan Marc / Shutterstock]

The EU is racing to make the superfast 5G mobile technology available for consumers by 2025, but is lagging behind faster competitors in Asia and the US.

Regulators and companies from around the world are under pressure as they gather at this week’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. There’s an extra layer of urgency for EU legislators, who are in the middle of negotiating a major telecoms regulation and legislation affecting privacy rules for the sector.

EURACTIV is reporting from Barcelona on the 5G battle and Europe’s fight to keep pace with other world regions on connectivity.

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