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For information on the 2020 edition of the European 5G Conference please visit


The 3rd edition of the European 5G conference took place in Brussels on 22nd and 23rd January, bringing together more than 250 top-level stakeholders.


A big thank you to all our speakers, sponsors and delegates! A selection of photos from the conference are now available, and can be viewed here. A short summary video of the conference can be viewed below: 



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Speakers include

Roberto Viola

Roberto Viola

Director General, DG Connect

European Commission

Brendan Carr

Brendan Carr



Jonas  Wessel

Jonas Wessel



Takehiro  Nakamura

Takehiro Nakamura

SVP and General Manager of 5G Labs


Carlota  Reyners Fontana

Carlota Reyners Fontana

Head of Unit, Investments in High Capacity Networks, DG Connect

European Commission

The European 5G Conference at a glance...


Conference focus and topics


Sessions at the conference looked at key 5G policy and business thinking across a number of areas:


  • Learnings about the current state of play regarding 5G roll-out globally

  • Details of the European roadmap and timeline for 5G deployment

  • Insights into the coverage & connectivity strategies for 5G rollout

  • Case studies on how business models are set to evolve in a future 5G environment, and about the potential new players and strategic alliances that are likely to emerge

  • Discussions regarding the challenges of deploying 5G networks and how stakeholders are working to overcome these

  • Discussions regarding the key spectrum bands for 5G deployment, focusing on the mmWave frequencies and the C-Band

  • Case studies covering which vertical sectors are leading the way in embracing 5G technologies, and the likely services and applications will be first to benefit from 5G


To view a full version of the  event programme, please click here.



Who attended?


Over 250 top level delegates attended the event from the following key stakeholder groups:






Tue 22 January, 2019 09.00 to
Wed 23 January, 2019 17.00




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