5G in the EU: Opportunities & Challenges on the verge of the 2nd Digital Revolution

The introduction of 5G in the EU will drastically change the way we use the internet. Faster, inter-connected, cross-sectorial. 5G will empower the manner we connect with our environment. This new network will allow the implementation of smart cities and will bring many different forms of new business ideas. 

But what issues come with a 5G network?

In a hyperconnected world, where cyberterrorism and espionage have become a national security priority, the introduction of 5G network generates a certain amount of scepticism and controversy regarding the protection of both user and country data.

Hence, EU40 is organizing a roundtable discussion with the aim of exploring the opportunities, as well as the challenges that the implementation of 5G network in the EU may bring.

The event will take place in the European Parliament in Strasbourg on December 18th 2019; from 16:00 to 18:00 Room N3.1. 

The debate is co-hosted by MEP Eva Kaili (S&D) and MEP Franc Bogovič (EPP)

We involve a broad spectrum of key stakeholders. 

list of participants:

Pearse O’Donohue, Director for the Future Networks Directorate of DG CONNECT

Steve Purser, Head of Core Operations at ENISA, European Union Agency for Cybersecurity

Stefan Saatmann, Global Coordinator of Cybersecurity Policy at Siemens

Yves Bellego, Director, Europe Networks at Orange Abraham Liu, Huawei Chief Representative to the EU institutions

Abraham Liu, Huawei Chief Representative to the EU institutions

Nicolas Brien, CEO at France Digitale – Association