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Future Network Academy

Start Date: Sept. 1, 2022
End Date: Aug. 31, 2025


5G will serve as a backbone of the numerical revolution. Massive data transfers need not only high broadband but also low latency for real-time applications which are essential for the industry. 5G is next generation wireless network technology that’s expected to change the way people live and work. It will be faster and able to handle more connected devices than the existing 4G LTE network, improvements that will enable a wave of new kinds of tech products. While applications of fasted connected devices could improve a lot of areas (environment, agriculture, workspace, management of pollution, medicine, etc.), the Huawei controversy in 2018 has risen the policy maker and wider public’s attention on the sovereignty issue underlying 5G development. While market players are largely responsible for the secure rollout of 5G, and EU Member States are responsible for national security, 5G network security is an issue of strategic importance for the entire Single Market and the EU's technological sovereignty. Awareness about this issue is indispensable to ensure EU businesses and citizens can make full use of all the benefits of the new technology in a secure way. There is a critical and urgent education and training need to enable innovation and support the digital transformation. The objective of 5G Academy is to provide educational resources at different level (undergraduates and in-service training) and to different audience (scientific students, entrepreneurs students, policy makers) beyond the natural audience of network specialists.Margrethe VESTAGER, Commissioner for Competition and chair of the Commission’s group “Europe Fit for the Digital Age”: “We can do great things with 5G. The technology supports personalised medicines, precision agriculture and energy grids that can integrate all kinds of renewable energy. This will make a positive difference. But only if we can make our networks secure. Only then will the digital changes benefit all citizens.”