Europe’s 5G Policy Forms in Riga

On November 27-29, 2019 in the Baltic capital of Riga, Latvia, 5G policymakers, heads of major industry organizations, and business leaders from Europe, the USA, and Asia will gather to discuss the deployment of the first commercially-viable 5G business models at 5G Techritory, the 2nd-annual Baltic Sea Region 5G Ecosystem Forum (the 5G Techritory Forum ), organised by the Electronic Communications Office (ECO) of Latvia.

The invitation-only event is a working Forum taking leadership for setting the 5G agenda in Europe. Up to 1000 senior-level professionals driving 5G deployment will be in attendance. The Forum serves as a platform for cross-border, cross-level, and cross-sectoral collaboration in the Baltic Sea Region. It is developed in close cooperation with the Nordic Council of Ministers, which plays a key role in fostering the Nordic-Baltic digitalization.

The location of the 5G Techritory Forum, Riga, Latvia, is reflective of the Latvian government’s active participation in supporting the rollout of the 5th generation technology, as can be seen in that it is the country is ranked 3rd in 5G readiness in Europe. Government support for 5G initiatives continue at all levels, which will significantly support the rate of adoption of 5G technologies in the country, and successively, the Baltic Sea Region.

”As the leading UN agency for ICTs, ITU’s goal is to help 5G turn connectivity into a platform that will benefit people and industries everywhere so that this new technology can be a source for good for everyone. Coming on the heels of ITU’s highly anticipated World Radiocommunication Conference 2019 (WRC-19), 5G Techritory brings together innovators, legislators, and investors to advance this game-changing industry and help deliver on the promises of 5G technology,” saidHoulin Zhao, ITU Secretary-General.

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