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The European Union, despite its clear digital ambitions, has lagged behind its economic peers when it comes to the adoption and deployment of 5G. There is also evidence that most EU countries are not delivering a comparable quality of service across existing networks. Such slow progress can have significant implications for consumers and the wider economy. These disappointing trends, combined with recent econometric analysis, have sparked a renewed call from industry to improve the competitive conditions for European operators (such as scale and incentives to earn a return) and likely result in greater investment and yield better services (in terms of faster speeds and greater network coverage). This session, while European in its focus, will offer insights into competition policy that is relevant to governments, regulators and the mobile sector worldwide.