Latvia signs minister declaration on 5G
On Tuesday, 18 July, a meeting of the informal council of EU Competitiveness and Telecommunications Ministers took place in Tallinn. During this meeting, members of the council signed a minister declaration on 5G.
Latvia was represented by Transport Ministry’s parliamentary secretary Edgars Tavars, as BNN was informed by the ministry.
Signing the declaration, EU telecommunications ministers thereby demonstrated the intention to make Europe the leading region in the world for the development of 5G market.
The declaration provides for an agreement on specific steps EU member states are committed to make in order to assist with the development of 5G and services associated with it. Latvian Transport Ministry notes that this declaration will enhance general guidelines for the development of 5G standards and will set the foundation for dialogues with interested parties about 5G matters.
«Expansion of 5G infrastructure is one of the most important elements for connectivity in the EU and improvement of competitiveness, which would benefit consumers and manufacturers in different industries. 5G networks will secure all-encompassing connectivity among consumers of electronic communications services. With that, we expect a wide array of services to be made available in the 5G network in the future,» the ministry explains.