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5G Implementation in Europe and CIS: Strategies and Policies Enabling New Growth Opportunities

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The International Telecommunication Union (ITU), in collaboration with the National Media and Infocommunications Authority (NMHH) of Hungary organized a Regional Seminar for Europe and CIS on "5G Implementation in Europe and CIS: Strategies and Policies Enabling New Growth Opportunities" held from 3 to 5 July 2018 in Budapest, Hungary. This meeting was held back-to-back with an Experts’ Knowledge Exchange on related topics in ITU-D Study Groups 1 and 2 (3-5 July 2018).

This Seminar was planned in the context of the European Regional Initiative approved by WTDC-17 on Broadband Infrastructure, Broadcasting and Spectrum Management that worked towards facilitating high-speed connectivity with resilient and synergistic infrastructure development, deployment and sharing, whilst ensuring a trusted and quality user experience. It also considered the future challenges to be addressed in infrastructure roll-out, spectrum management and broadcasting to ensure that Europe and CIS regions are equipped with relevant measures and effective tools.

The Seminar discussed, in particular:

•  National strategies for 5G implementation
•  Case studies on 5G strategies and pilot projects
•  Enabling environment for 5G deployment
•  New business models and revenue streams
•  Electromagnetic fields and 5G roll-out
•  Effective use of the digital dividend
•  New services in digital broadcasting
•  National regulatory and policy measures on spectrum management
•  Spectrum monitoring
•  Update on preparations to WRC 2019

Meeting also benefited from the presence of the international experts involved in the work of the ITU-D Study Groups 1 and 2 that held an Expert Knowledge Exchange of the ITU-D Study Groups 1 and 2 (3-5 July 2018) opened to all participants of the Seminar.