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5G - Regulatory Developments and Outlook in Europe

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  • 27 Pages
  • March 2021
  • Region: Europe
  • GlobalData
  • ID: 5311425
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"5G - Regulatory Developments and Outlook in Europe", a new Telecom Insider Report by the publisher, provides an executive-level overview of current and future 5G spectrum allocations, regulatory developments, and policy initiatives that are supporting 5G deployments and ecosystem development in the region.

5G has become an integral part of several countries' economic development and competitive strategies in Europe. This report analyzes the key regulatory and policy drivers supporting 5G rollouts and ecosystem development in the European region. It also provides regulators, telcos, and vendors with guidance on the best practices related to these themes, to support 5G development and help unlock the economic benefits of 5G.

The report also reviews examples of key impediments to 5G development in the region, ranging from health concerns to vendor constraints, and provides best practices on how to address these. It also provides a summary of several European countries' 5G auctions, national 5G strategies, and related policy initiatives. The two European country case studies deep dive into the main 5G roadmap, regulations, policies, and national strategies that the countries have adopted to support 5G services and rollouts. The report then concludes with key findings and recommendations into the establishment of a supportive and investment-friendly regulatory environment for 5G and the initiatives that countries can adopt to foster 5G development.

It provides an in-depth analysis of the following -
  • Section 1: 5G Spectrum, Policies, and Regulations in Europe: A summary overview of the 5G spectrum availability in the European region, deep dives into the main policies and regulations that are being harnessed by regulators and governments to boost the 5G ecosystem's development and gives examples of the impediments to the technology's development.
  • Section 2: 5G Regulatory Status and Progress in Europe: Six countries in the region, this provides an overview of the status of the 5G spectrum auctions and their 5G national strategies.
  • Section 3: Case studies: Offers two country case studies which examine how regulators and governments have adopted policies and regulations to establish an investment-friendly and supportive ecosystem for 5G development - including making available adequate 5G spectrum, adopting national 5G strategies, streamlining planning regulations to facilitate 5G rollouts, incentivizing private investment, and promoting industry collaboration around 5G use case development.
  • Section 4: Key findings and recommendations: A summary of key findings and recommendations for regulators, governments, and telcos globally on establishing supportive 5G regulatory and investment ecosystems.

  • The European Commission's policies and guidelines have provided a framework, targets, collaboration platforms, and funding supporting 5G rollouts and services development across European Union countries.
  • Many European countries have launched commercial 5G services in the last two years with the help of supportive regulatory frameworks, national broadband strategies and timely spectrum allocations.
  • Several regulatory conditions must be deployed to help achieve 5G’s ambitious potential. There is demand for improved and supportive regulations and policies ensuring: e.g., efficient spectrum resources in the mix of 5G-usable frequency bands; supportive regulatory environment for network sharing; certainty on 5G security requirements and procedures; supportive planning regulations; supply chain diversification initiatives.
  • Many European governments are also focusing on how the vertical industries and local authorities can benefit from 5G.

Reasons to Buy
  • This Telecom Insider Report provides a comprehensive examination of the regulations and policies that support 5G rollouts and ecosystem development in Europe.
  • It offers insights and best practices on spectrum auctions in Europe for 5G - including the number of frequencies auctioned, the spectrum bands made available, the affordability, and timely availability - as a way to help regulators and telcos in their 5G rollouts.
  • It also talks about regulations that can be harnessed to support network investments such as planning rights regulations, network sharing, and supply chain resiliency and diversification.
  • The report also presents some initiatives that governments have adopted to spur an investment-friendly 5G ecosystem such as funding, public-private partnerships, and frameworks supportive to infrastructure investments and innovation.
  • Further insights and best practices are provided on governments' roles in spurring collaboration in the 5G ecosystem between vertical industry players, telecom operators, vendors, and other relevant ecosystem players to co-create and co-develop 5G use cases and services.
  • Two European country case studies illustrate the findings of the report, providing insights around different countries' national 5G strategies and the 5G policies and regulations they have adopted to establish an investment-friendly environment for 5G and to develop the 5G ecosystem.
  • The report will help regulators, governments and telecom executives craft adapted policies, regulations, and national strategies to help unlock the potential of 5G in their markets.

Table of Contents

Section 1: 5G Spectrums, Policies , and Regulations in Europe
  • Availability of 5G Spectrum in Europe
  • Main Policies and Regulations to Boost the 5G Ecosystem
  • Key Considerations for a Supportive 5G Regulatory Ecosystem
  • Impediments to 5G Development in Europe

Section 2: 5G Status and Progress in Europe
  • 5G Spectrum Auctions and Progress Status in Europe

Section 3: Case Studies
  • Germany
  • United Kingdom

Section 4: Key Takeaways and Recommendations
  • Key Takeaways and Recommendations
  • Appendix
  • Acronyms and Definitions
  • Companies Mentioned
  • Related Research
  • About Us
  • Contact Information

List of Figures
  • Exhibit 1: 5G Spectrum Availability In Europe
  • Exhibit 2: Key Considerations For Supportive 5G Regulatory Ecosystems
  • Exhibit 3: Potential Impediments To 5G Development In Europe
  • Exhibit 4: 5G Plans, Progress, And Strategies Select Countries
  • Exhibit 5: Key Milestones Of The Strategy For Germany

Companies Mentioned

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • Elisa
  • Nordic Telecom
  • CentroNet
  • T-Mobile
  • Huawei
  • ZTE
  • Vodafone
  • Deutsche Telekom
  • EE
  • Three
  • Telefonica/O2
  • Orange
  • Bouygues Telecom
  • SFR
  • Free
  • Cosmote
  • Wind Hellas
  • Masmovil
  • Slovak Telekom
  • Slovanet
  • Telia
  • DNA
  • SWAN