- Our members are committed to achieving the 5G and gigabit society objectives, but Europe's ambition needs to be mirrored in all the upcoming legislative choices. In particular, legislators should recognize the importance of greater predictability and licensing clarity as tools to incentivise continuous investment in mobile networks, vibrant innovation and competitive mobile markets. This investment is critical if Europe is to be a front-runner in mobile broadband and 5G.
ETNO and GSMA call on the legislators to, among other things, encourage greater consistency among EU member states in their approach to spectrum awards and support easier spectrum trading and leasing proposals.
The average overall 4G availability across the country is 65%, meaning UK users can access a 4G signal nearly two thirds of the time. The last time the survey was carried out the average rate was 58%, placing it 54th in terms of global ranking, according to OpenSignal.
— Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, Light Reading