BEGIN:VCALENDAR PRODID:-//Microsoft Corporation//Outlook 11.0 MIMEDIR//EN VERSION:2.0 CALSCALE:GREGORIAN METHOD:PUBLISH BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20210421T160000 DTEND:20210421T173000 DTSTAMP:20240619T040900 SUMMARY:Investing in Europe’s 5G infrastructure as a path to growth DESCRIPTION:Today more than ever, Europe must stay connected. The pandemic crisis has confirmed the vital role that our advanced communication networks play in keeping us all connected whether teleworking, studying, governing or tracking contagion. This critical infrastructure also provides the foundation for strong recovery as we transition to 5G. The European Commission has proposed its €750 billion “Next Generation EU” package to relaunch the economy of which 20% will be directly invested in digital including 5G recovery funds. A study reveals that 5G as an open and flexible innovation platform will generate €210 billion in benefits to the European economy without counting the benefits to social inclusion and the environment. A follow-up report focuses on 5G investment and coverage per market in Europe. The event will explore the opportunities offered by 5G to upgrade our critical communications infrastructure as well as rebuild and strengthen our economies and societies in the direction of a sustainable digital future. LOCATION:EIF online event TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR