Europe and China sign pact to make 5G a reality

The European Commission and China today announced they have signed an agreement to cooperate on the development of 5G mobile networks. Following similar agreements with South Korea and Japan, EC officials said they would work jointly with China to create technology standards and roadmaps to reaching the blazing-fast mobile world of tomorrow.

“5G will be the backbone of our digital economies and societies worldwide,” said Günther Oettinger, European Commissioner in charge of the Digital Economy and Society, in a statement. “With today’s signature with China, the EU has now teamed up with the most important Asian partners in a global race to make 5G a reality by 2020.”