Belfast Telegraph

EU hopes to have 5G technology Europe-wide by 2025

The European Union wants to make fifth-generation telecommunications technology available around the bloc and have free wireless connections in every city and major public venue within the next decade.

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said that the EU's executive arm aims to have 5G technology deployed by 2025, saying that it could create two million jobs in Europe.

He told EU lawmakers that every European city and venue should have free wireless internet access by 2020.

Mr Juncker called for more investment in high-speed internet, saying that "businesses should be able to plan their investments in Europe for the next 20 years".