Next Generation EU, IT operators: "Research and skills to launch 5G"

14-12-2020 | News

Next Generation EU

The Italian fund spending program Next Generation EU it must provide a strong impulse to the development of the 5G technology market, acting on the development of skills and on the strengthening of research and development, as well as intervening on the front of stimulating the demand for technology. This is said by Marco Gay, president of Anitec-Assinform, the Italian Association for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) member of Confindustria.

In the days when the Conte government decides - and splits - on the structure that will have to manage the Post-pandemic recovery plan worth 196 billion in non-repayable resources and loans from the European Union, IT industry operators are making their voices heard. Digitization and innovation, according to the draft government plan, they should get 48.7 billion euros, the second richest dowry after that dedicated to the "green revolution and ecological transition", which would go to 74.3 billion.

"We need to share strong country objectives and to base our industrial plans on a common vision on the basis of which to build medium and long-term policies and identify objectives and tools - he says Marco Gay, president of Anitec-Assinformm, speaking at the 5G Italy 2020 conference promoted by Cnit -. 5G is a revolution that can and must positively distort our way of living and working, allowing us to have a profound impact on the development of the country. To support the 5G revolution, it will also be necessary to act on two fundamental levers: the development of skills and the enhancement of R&D in the high-tech field».

"High-level technological poles" for 5G

«At the system level - continues Gay - the creation of a 5G ecosystem must translate into development of technological centers of the highest level, giving space, for example, to the growth of the world of SMEs and startups which, together with the world of telecommunications operators, major players in the technological supply chain and public entities, will be able to expand the overall offer of value-added services for businesses, PA and citizens ".

For Gay, it is also necessary to intervene at the level of skills, with a true education in digital citizenship, “which involves all strata of the population. We need to train resources capable of supporting digitization processes - says the president of Anitec-Assinform -, through a program of re-launch of technical institutes and higher technical institutes for the training of graduates in computer science and digital technologies in general, as well as improving the attractiveness of degree courses in STEM subjects and industrial research doctorates. In addition to this, in our 'Next Generation' strategy, the support of demand for 5G users».

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