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Estonia will chair the last Telecoms Council of the Presidency

04.12.2017
Minister Urve Palo at the Telecoms Council meeting in Brussels, 4th of December 2017.
Minister Urve Palo at the Telecoms Council meeting in Brussels, 4th of December 2017.

Today, 4 December the last meeting of the Telecoms Council under the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU, will be held in Brussels. Estonian Minister for Entrepreneurship and IT Urve Palo will chair the sitting of telecommunications ministers to discuss free flow of data and The Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC) among other topics. Minister Palo will also present the roadmap for developing 5G Network connectivity in Europe.

The Council of Ministers will hold discussions on how the free movement of data will affect the work of the public sector, the circumstances that would require the creation of exceptions to the law and the issues of cross-border cooperation.

At the beginning of the Estonian presidency, in July, EU telecommunications ministers signed the 5G declaration in Tallinn. This allowed to lay the foundation for the development of the 5G network and the creation of investment security for companies in Europe. Today the next important stage will be hopefully passed, as minister Palo is presenting the roadmap with specific steps for the 5G network connectivity rollout by 2025.

Additional information: Telecoms Council meeting agenda

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