The GSMA supports the “5G Manifesto for Timely Deployment of 5G in Europe”, the organization has announced.
The manifesto was presented earlier this week at a meeting of major CEOs from the telecommunications and related industries, and is meant to encourage cooperation between key players to lay the groundwork for the emergence of 5G connectivity on the continent. To that end, the manifesto encourages private-sector investment within a governmental policy and regulatory framework that can keep in step with the 5G industry’s advancement.
Getting ahead of the emergence of 5G could be critical with respect to anticipating the emergence of the Internet of Things, which is expected to attain huge market value as it drives technological transformation across a range of areas. And given that governments are already starting to invest in the IoT, getting government cooperation with respect to 5G would appear to have good prospects.
The 5G Manifesto—and GSMA’s support of it—emerges in the wake of the GSMA Mobile World Congress in Shanghai, where major companies were already showing off 5G and IoT concepts and solutions. The GSMA reports that MWC Shanghai saw record levels of exhibitors and attendees, with 53,000 visitors—a 33 percent increase over last year’s MWC Shanghai. With so many attendees—64 percent of home came from abroad—seeing the exciting developments in the areas of IoT and 5G, the event likely helped to foster much of the enthusiasm that is now feeding into the 5G Manifesto for Europe.