5G

Politics 14-05-2022

Politics cannot be avoided but impact on contest limited, says Eurovision organiser

It is naive to think cultural institutions can be wholly separated from what is happening in the world and the invasion of Ukraine was so extraordinary that it required an exceptional reaction, the head of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU)...
18-03-2022

France wants slightly lagging industry to catch up on 5G

The French government this week announced new measures to help the country's industry which has fallen "slightly behind" in embracing the opportunities that come with transiting to a 5G network. EURACTIV France reports.
Technology 10-02-2022

European Commission expands the radio spectrum available for 5G

The European Commission has decided to expand the frequency bands available for 5G applications. Still, radio frequency allocation remains a sensitive topic as conflicting interests intersect over old generation networks and new bands.
Technology 25-01-2022

EU auditors worry about divergent policies on 5G suppliers

Discordant rules among EU countries over the vetting of suppliers of 5G technology pose a security risk to the bloc, the European Court of Auditors (ECA) said in a report Monday (24 January).
Aerospace 18-01-2022

Major US airlines warn 5G could ground some planes, wreak havoc

The chief executives of major US passenger and cargo carriers on Monday (17 January) warned of an impending "catastrophic" aviation crisis in less than 36 hours, when AT&T and Verizon are set to deploy new 5G service.
OpinionPromoted content
19-11-2021

The EU can play a key role in the development of 6G global standards

The Horizon Europe research, innovation and science programme that will operate during the period 2021-2027 has a budget of €95.5 billion. This clearly demonstrates that the European Commission, the European Parliament and EU governments fully recognize that investment in research and science will support economic growth and recovery across Europe. And they are right to hold this view.
OpinionPromoted content
10-11-2021

EU must agree on common standards for industry if NIS2 is to become a success.

European Parliament – moving forward on NIS2. David Harmon is the EU Huawei Cybersecurity and Privacy Director. The ITRE committee in the European Parliament on October 28th 2021 approved the provisions of the NIS2 directive. This law will introduce new...
04-11-2021

Slovak government will not yet invest in satellite internet

While EU countries like Germany are investing in satellite internet connections to provide connectivity in hard-to-reach places, Slovakia has decided not to do so, at least for the moment.
29-10-2021

Austria to also rely on Huawei in 5G rollout

Austria is on course to expand its 5G network, using Chinese supplier Huawei despite other countries refusing to partner with them and some going as far as banning the company due to supposed security risks. EURACTIV Germany reports.
28-10-2021

EU Parliament committee adopts new cybersecurity law for critical services

The leading committee of the European Parliament adopted on Thursday (28 October) a  legislative proposal intended to secure Europe’s critical entities from cyberattacks.
28-10-2021

Huawei’s strategy to diversify business lines after major financial losses

As pressure is growing on Huawei traditional business lines, the Chinese company is attempting to diversify its business portfolio by focusing more on the development of digital ecosystems and software applications.
29-09-2021

‘Ciugud to be true’: The story of Romania’s best digital village

While Romania struggled, even after it joined the EU, to find a formula to revive some of its villages facing poverty and depopulation, the commune of Ciugud has stood out by managing to combat rural decline in a smart way. EURACTIV Romania reports.
Global Europe 22-09-2021

Biden nominee for key China export post expects Huawei to remain blacklisted

US President Joe Biden's nominee to a post overseeing export policy on China said he sees Chinese telecoms firm Huawei as a national security threat and expects to keep the company on a trade blacklist unless "things change."
Data protection 09-07-2021

Digital Brief: ePrivacy derogation adopted, YouTube’s algorithm, killer acquisitions

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “This interim regulation ends uncertainty for companies. It does not end the danger to children. This is only a...
06-07-2021

France hopes for 5G market worth €15 billion by 2025

France aims to invest nearly €1.7 billion in its 5G market, Industry Minister Agnès Pannier-Runacher and Secretary of State for Digital Cédric O announced on Tuesday morning while presenting the country's 5G and future telecommunications strategy that is eyeing a 5G market worth €15 billion by 2025. EURACTIV France reports.

Digital Brief: Calls for biometrical ban, online marketplaces’ threat, Germany’s antitrust crusade

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU.

Digital Brief, powered by FACEBOOK: Slovenia’s digital agenda, recovery plans falling short, Google sanctioned

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “We want to promote the EU digital agenda, to contribute to its success especially on the regulatory side. We...
08-06-2021

Europe’s first digitalised chip plant opens in Dresden

German engineering and technology company Bosch opened a new semiconductor factory, fully networked with 5G mobile technology, in Dresden on Monday (7 June). The production facility was funded with €140 million as part of a joint European project.

Digital Brief powered by Google: DSA/DMA parliamentary debates, new SCCs, copyright earmarked

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “We need to prevent “dark patterns”. The Commission should be able to assess algorithms and impose measures in case...
OpinionStakeholder Opinion
04-06-2021

Trust Matters

In recent months, the world has faced an exceptional challenge, uncertainty and complexity. A pandemic swept the globe, and affected almost every area of our lives. Our personal freedom has been radically altered. The way in which the economy operates...
Broadband 01-06-2021

Connectivity is the starting point for the 2030 digital targets

Digital connectivity is a precondition for achieving the EU digital agenda, but filling the existing digital gap will require a concerted approach among policymakers at the EU and national level and coordination with private providers.

Digital Brief powered by The Coalition to Stop Stalker Ads: DMA enforcement, GDPR turns 3

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “We are firmly believing that innovation is hampered. Competition is not as good as it could be. Therefore, not...
Technology 26-05-2021

EU Commission greenlights German initiative to eradicate ‘dead spot’ problem

The European Commission approved on Tuesday (25 May the German government's plan to invest almost €1.1 billion in expanding its network in order to finally get to grips with the smouldering problem of so-called 'dead spots'.
Data protection 21-05-2021

Digital Brief powered by Google: Parliament bashing US data transfers, Ireland’s GDPR enforcement, UK adequacy decision

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “The Commission must not repeat the same mistakes by negotiating and signing off on data transfer agreements with third...