This high-level workshop on the future of Europe’s mobile network technology took place from 9:00 to 17:00 CET at Sofitel Munich Bayerpost, Bayerstraße 12, 80335 München, Germany.
The Summit brought together experts from industry, academia and policy to discuss the challenges, the technology enablers and the business aspects of 5G, the next generation of mobile networks and services.
The launch of Horizon2020, the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over seven years (2014 to 2020), means that this is a strategic time for the development and deployment of next generation mobile technologies in Europe and worldwide.
Huawei is at the forefront of initiatives to drive 5G technologies forward. It plans to invest at least €444 million into 5G research over the next four years.
Its Research Centre in Munich plays a key role in these efforts. As a member of the European research consortium, METIS, it contributes for instance to the 5G radio access technologies of the future.