The Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC) has prepared an illustration to present the work it conducts to facilitate a fast and smooth deployment of 5G in Europe.
The illustration introduces five key documents to contribute to the smooth rollout of the next generation technology 5G, namely:
- PREPARE the 5G landscape: 5G is based on small cells, that means more base stations are needed for it to work out properly. The BEREC will gather best practices in infrastructure sharing to help minimize the cost and boost the 5G deployment pace in Europe and will publish a Report on Infrastructure Sharing and adopt a Common Position.
- SOW the seeds of 5G in Europe: For the deployment of 5G spectrum needs to be assigned. Member states may have different spectrum available and use different ways to assign it. The BEREC will publish a Report on Spectrum Authorisation and Award Procedure, to help each country to pick the most suitable procedure for its markets.
- HELP the crop of 5G grow: Citizens and companies should benefit from reliable 5G services. The BEREC will publish a Best Practices report on Coverage Obligations to help Europe to foster a fertile 5G deployment.
- MONITOR the development of 5G: A Common Position on Monitoring Mobile Coverage report by BEREC will facilitate mutual understanding and foster a consistent approach on how this information can be made available and understandable throughout Europe.
- HARVEST the bountiful 5G crop: With its, work BEREC will help to prepare a fertile landscape for 5G deployment. The next step is for citizens and operators to harvest the 5G crop, maximizing the potential that 5G has to offer. For instance- high-speed internet connectivity, smart homes, smart cities etc.
According to the BEREC, all these five documents are planned to be published this year. The BEREC Common Position on Monitoring Mobile Coverage and a Report on Infrastructure Sharing were already presented at the recent BEREC public debriefing and are available on the BEREC website.
5G, the next generation of cellular technology will bring high capacity in and out broadband access, higher user mobility, Internet of Things, extreme real-time communication, ultra-reliable and lifeline communication, broadcast-like services and much more.