During his State of the European Union speech given this morning in Strasbourg, the European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker announced plans to reform EU telecoms rules and proposes to create a “fully deployed 5G” internet access across the bloc by 2025.
Such changes, he adds, will “create a further two million jobs in the European Union”.
“We need to work for a Europe that empowers our citizens and our economy. And today, both have gone digital. We need to be connected. Our economy needs it. People need it.”
Juncker then unveiled the Commissions’ plan to reform the European telecommunications markets.
“We want to create a new legal framework that attracts and enables investments in connectivity” he added.
The President believes that this investment in new network and services will create “at least 1.3 million new jobs over the next decade”.
But the 5G is not the only proposal regarding the digital market put forward during his speech. Juncker insisted that an increasing connectivity will benefit everyone in every sector of the economy.
He then concluded by adding the proposal ” to equip every European village and every city with free wireless internet access around the main centres of public life by 2020″.