Thursday, 04 March 2021

ETNO on 5G: “This is an opportunity for Europe to claim a lead in digital leadership”

by Harry Baldock, Total Telecom
Friday 21 August 20

Total Telecom met with Maarit Palovirta, Director of Regulatory Affairs at ETNO, to discuss the economic role of 5G over the coming years

When it comes to the economic potential of 5G, it can be difficult to separate the fact from the fiction.    It often appears that two schools of thought are developing; on the one hand, some suggest that the transformative potential of 5G will yield incredible economic rewards – Vodafone, for example, recently published a study that suggested 5G would be worth an enormous £150 billion to the UK economy over the next decade. On the other hand, some commentators suggest that the technology is vastly overhyped, with its proliferation and impact being much more gradual.   So, what is the reality here?    According to the European Telecommunications Network Operators’ Association (ETNO)’s Director of Regulatory Affairs, Maarit Palovirta, the coronavirus pandemic may actually help clarify the potential of the nascent technology…

When it comes to the economic potential of 5G, it can be difficult to separate the fact from the fiction.    It often appears that two schools of thought are developing; on the one hand, some suggest that the transformative potential of 5G will yield incredible economic rewards – Vodafone, for example, recently published a study that suggested 5G would be worth an enormous £150 billion to the UK economy over the next decade. On the other hand, some commentators suggest that the technology is vastly overhyped, with its proliferation and impact being much more gradual.   So, what is the reality here?    According to the European Telecommunications Network Operators’ Association (ETNO)’s Director of Regulatory Affairs, Maarit Palovirta, the coronavirus pandemic may actually help clarify the potential of the nascent technology…

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