20/01/2017 Press release

The EU is responding to the rising demand for wireless connectivity by opening a key frequency band for mobile broadband. The new rules also take into account the need for adequate bandwidth for television broadcasting. They will promote the take-up of 4G and help to roll out 5G when available.

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The European Council consists of the heads of state or government of the EU's member states, together with its President and the European Commission President. It defines the EU's general political direction and priorities.

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