EU says 5G can lead post-Covid economic recovery null

The European Commission (EC) has urged EU member states to develop a common approach to the deployment of fibre and 5G services, arguing that connectivity can help the bloc in its economic recovery from coronavirus.

Margrethe Verstager, the EC’s head of digital policy, wants the creation of a ‘toolbox’ of best practices by March 30 next year, arguing this will facilitate the faster rollout of next-generation networks across the continent.