ITS Europe
Symposium 2024

Berlin, Germany, 15th – 16th April 2024


European regional conference of the International Telecommunications Society

Our path towards next generation mobile networks in Europe: 5G and beyond

Across Europe, 5G is being rolled out by mobile operators. 5G has been heralded as a transformational technology, with its improved characteristics over previous generations of mobile technologies giving rise to numerous and varied uses and significant socio-economic benefits. The transformational nature of 5G has been widely recognised by politicians. Within the European Union, for example, 5G is at the heart of the bloc’s ‘Digital Decade’ initiative that aims by 2030 to transform the digital skills of its citizens and how citizens and businesses use digital technologies.

5G deployment is becoming more widespread, with mobile operators rolling out their networks and launching corresponding services and products. But as these networks are rolled out and services launched, questions have emerged on multiple fronts – how can mobile operators generate revenue from 5G? Will other players in the market grab all the value that it promises to create? With its advanced capabilities and performance characteristics, to what extent will 5G replace or complement WiFi? How dependent are the benefits of 5G on its integration with other technologies such as AI, cloud computing, etc? And lastly, will 5G be nothing more than a stepping stone on the route to 6G?

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ITS Europe Symposium 2024

Berlin, Germany,  15th – 16th April 2024



Local Organizer

Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society
Berlin, Germany.

ITS Europe

Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society & TU Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Professor Jason WHALLEY
Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK