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Development and Deployment of 5G: Europe

The objective of this report is to review the development and deployment opportunities, issues and challenges associated with transitioning from 4G LTE to 5G across Europe. Specific objectives include examining:

  • Technology initiatives

  • Standardization initiatives

  • Policy initiatives

  • Market initiatives

  • Industry roadmap

  • Industry challenges, and

  • Promising short-term and long-term use cases for the 5G network.

In this study, a secondary literature review and twelve in-depth interviews were conducted among key market participants from European-telecommunications carriers, government and educational institutions, as well as equipment and infrastructure vendor fields to understand the development and deployment prospects of 5G in Europe and around the world.