“As the development of fifth generation wireless systems breaks through, the Nordic countries will be at the forefront of that development to become world leaders in using 5G technology for the development and digitalisation of all sectors of society,” according to the Letter of Intent. “At political level, we commit to creating the conditions in the public sector for digitalisation and 5G to flourish. As Nordic prime ministers, we have agreed to the common vision of being the first and most integrated 5G region in the world. We want to create a common Nordic 5G space.”
The development of 5G will be monitored and followed up by the Nordic Council of Ministers, facilitating implementation in cooperation with the Nordic governments, national digital authorities, and stakeholders from the ICT and telecom industries. Ministers with portfolio responsibility for digitalization in the respective signatory countries will drive actions relating to the early adoption of 5G under the declaration and report back to the Nordic Council of Ministers.
In 2017, the ministers in charge of digital development, from Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Faroe Islands, Greenland, Åland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, also voiced their support for the Nordic-Baltic Digital North Declaration. This contains a number of policy goals that aim to make the Nordic-Baltic region a digital frontrunner.
Read the letter of intent.
Danish parliament stimulates 5G and broadband expansion
Denmark’s parliament has reached an agreement on telecommunications policy to promote mobile and broadband coverage in Denmark, according to the Danish Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate. The ‘Agreement on Top Class Broadband and Mobile – Future Telepolicy for All Denmark’ aims to ensure the country paves the way in 5G developments.