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Phase Three of 5G PPP seeks to boost vertical industry confidence

Only a year after the European Commission kicked off Phase Two of its €4.2bn 5G PPP (Public Private Partnership) program, it has announced the start of Phase Three. The shorter time between phases reflects the growing urgency to create platforms that will be commercially relevant and useful, as first 5G deployments come closer. The latest Phase will focus on end-to-end validation of project KPIs and technologies, with a view to real world deployability in the next 1-2 years. That follows Phase One, which was focused on fundamental research for 5G networks; and Phase Two, which is taking those technology findings and applying them to digital transformation in vertical industries. Initially, there are three projects in Phase Three, with their collective…

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