QED Conference on 5G: Building the European Digital Society

31 January 2017, 09.30 – 11.30, registration and welcome coffee from 09.00

Thon Hotel EU, Rue de la Loi 75, 1040 Brussels


5G, described as a key stone in the digital revolution, calls for a harmonized and standardized spectrum policy. The quality of the telecom infrastructure will be essential for anyone who has an interest in the digital ecosystem. A lot is at stake. The potential is limitless, however failing to become a front runner in 5G may threaten European growth and its future competitiveness in the global arena.

EU policy makers felt the pressure to find a common solution to an issue, which has primarily been on a national level until now. Spectrum is a limited natural resource where “legitimate” national interests have created a fragmented market.


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Speakers include:

Michal Boni Member of the European Parliament

Kamila Kloc Deputy Head of Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip, European Commission

Dr Eric Hardouin Vice-President, Ambient Connectivity Research, Orange

Kumar Singarajah Director, Regulatory Affairs and Business Development, Avanti Communications Group

Sofie Pollin Professor, ESAT - Department of Electrical Engineering, KU Leuven

Moderator: Georg Serentschy Senior Advisor, Squire Patton Boggs





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