Hilversum, 21 March 2019 – State Secretary Mona Keijzer received the 5G Charter this afternoon from Alex Goldblum, Eurofiber CEO, who presented it on behalf of all the signatories. The document was presented during the Nederland Digitaal conference. By joining the 5G Charter, telecom companies, the business community, interest groups, knowledge institutes and local and national government authorities express their commitment to working together to maintain the leading role that the Netherlands is taking in the digital society.
Collectively anticipating the stringent requirements for developing 5G technology – and for excellent digital connectivity overall – is one of the most vital undertakings for the future, and will have a huge impact on citizens, companies and government authorities. The parties to the charter agree that the Netherlands needs to remain at the forefront of the digital transformation. It is a challenge that demands coordinated efforts from all the stakeholders, ensuring that solutions are implemented that do justice to all the various interests at stake.
The charter signatories have outlined the dilemmas involved in rolling out 5G. The initial constructive steps towards further collaboration have already been made, and the guiding principles are clear. That is the essence of the 5G Charter: the commitment that all the parties endorse these principles and will work together from here to implement them.
The 5G Charter was made possible by the following contributors: Alliander | BenCom | Brainport Eindhoven | Eurofiber | Economic Board Groningen | Ericsson Netherlands | The Municipality of The Hague | The Municipality of Eindhoven | Huawei | KPN | The Ministry of Economic Affairs & Climate Policy | The Ministry of Infrastructure & Water Management | Nederland ICT | Netbeheer Nederland | NLconnect | Nokia | Spie | T-Mobile | Tele2 | TNO | VNG | VodafoneZiggo | VolkerWessels Telecom.