There is a need and an opportunity for the EU ICT industry to achieve a competitive advantage in the global marketplace by acting coherently in the research investigations for the next generation of ICT networks.
In this context, a "5G Public Private Partnership" has recently been set by the European Commission and the 5G PPP association. The founding members of the association are Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, Nokia Solutions and Networks, Orange and satellite operator SES. The goal of the PPP, fitting under the Horizon 2020 framework, is to deliver solutions, architectures, technologies and standards for the ubiquitous 5G communication infrastructures of the next decade.
In this breakfast session, two founding members of the 5G PPP association and the European Commission shared their views on the scope of this PPP from various angles: the future of communications, key challenges to overcome as well as the background and expectations of the 5G PPP.