Mobile Broadband: EU to Sign Agreement with Japan, China, and the United States
Published By : 04 Mar 2015 | Published By : QYRESEARCH
The European Union hopes to sign an agreement with Japan, China, and the United States to gain support in order to develop Next Generation mobile broadband. The EU is looking to aid its companies in catching up with the rest in the race towards developing similar technologies.
Europe, in the 1990s, has been considered to be the leader of second generation GSM technology standard meant for mobile phone networks that are fast moving towards the digital age. However, it has lost its leading position to the United States, Japan, and South Korea when it comes to deploying the most updated 4G norms for mobile broadband services.
Market analysts show that compared to Korea, Japan, and the United States, Europe was much slower in foraying into the 4G spectrum. The adoption of 4G services in Europe by network operators within the region such as Telefonica in Spain and Vodafone in Britain has also been lesser when compared with numerous other developed economies.
Hoping to once again take lead by developing standards for 5G, policy makers in Europe are making sure that they do not make the same mistakes again. Services offered by 5G include network coverage that is much denser and speedier video downloads. In addition to this, 5G services also bring with it the very near possibility of bringing together hundreds and thousands of day to day electronic items in order to develop the internet of things.
Commissioner for the Digital Economy and Society in the European Union Guenther Oettinger addressed the Mobile World Congress held in Barcelona on Tuesday. He stated that by adopting and creating standards for 5G, Europe is presented with the remarkable chance of reinventing the region’s landscape within the telecom industry.