EU and Japan Sign €12m 5G Co-Op

The European Union and Japan have agreed to co-operate on 5G and will plough €12 million into 5G development projects over the next two years. The deal, which was announced on Friday, details that the pair will collaborate on standards, identifying new harmonised radio band frequencies for spectrum and co-operate on 5G applications such as connected cars and e-health. “our countries are ready to take leadership in building our digital future” ‘Our agreement with Japan is a milestone on the…

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Europe Want To Avoid 5G War

EU Commissioner Günther Oettinger has warned that Europe will ‘not stand a chance’ in the race to 5G unless authorities aid the continent’s drive towards the next-generation network and suggested co-operation, rather than competition, is the way forward. Having already been criticised for sluggish movement with regards to 4G, the EU will be looking to cooperate with China, Japan and the USA (having already signed an agreement with South Korea) as it aims to help companies catch up in the…

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