The Advent of 5G: Should Technological Evolution Lead to Regulatory Revolution?

By Peter Alexiadis & Tony Shortall –

A question which the authors seek to address is whether the broad political commitment to fulfilling 5G objectives across the EU by 2025 can somehow be aligned with the technological changes that will be effected by this new technology and the regulatory changes that might be necessary to accommodate those changes. Moreover, the authors consider the policy implications at the EU level of a failure to adapt regulation to the dictates of the new technological environment which may absorb as much as 500 Billion Euros in investment over the next ten years.