Building a sustainable world: 5G and advanced connectivity for the energy transition

The debate regarding the 5G development, implementation and disruptiveness is gathering growing attention. This new mobile infrastructure will provide the basis for digitization in many areas of our lives, hence influencing a broad spectrum of sectors.Whether it is home education, working remotely, online health care or streaming content, Europe needs expansive high-quality connectivity to ensure social equity and a non-distortive innovation platform for carbon-neutral growth. On March 2021 the European Commission presented the Digital Compass for the transformation of Europe by 2030. The EU's ambition is to be digitally sovereign in an open and interconnected world, and to pursue digital policies that empower people and businesses to seize a human centred, sustainable and more prosperous digital future. The challenge ahead of the Union is now how to transform the ambitious climate-digital agenda into efficient legal and economic instruments ‘in a fair way, leaving no one behind’.