The European Union and South Korea have signed an agreement to jointly develop the technology for high speed 5G mobile Internet technology. The two sides have agreed to achieve by the end of 2015, a global consensus on the definition, key features and deadlines for the deployment of the 5G.
Under the agreement, Brussels and Seoul will furthermore plans to launch joint research in the field of 5G in 2016. They also cooperate in defining global standards of technology and in the identification of a radio frequency band harmonized at a global level that meets the requirements of additional spectrum that requires the 5G.
The agreement was signed in Seoul by the Vice President of the Commission responsible for Digital Agenda, Neelie Kroes, and the Korean Minister of Research and Information Technology, Mun-Kee Choi. “This statement demonstrates our commitment to be global digital leaders”, Kroes said in a statement.
“Both Europe and Korea recognize that 5G will become the new lifeblood of the digital economy and digital society once deployment”, Kroes stressed.
For Brussels, the 5G technology will provide the necessary capabilities to deal with the massive increase in the use of, especially wireless communication technologies, by people and machines. Not only will be faster but will bring new features and applications of high social and economic value.