Here are professors and universities who urge government and municipalities not to restrain 5G

Here are professors and universities who urge government and municipalities not to restrain 5G

One of the signatories of the appeal to institutions and parties to accelerate 5G is Cnit, the inter-university consortium for telecommunications. All universities and professors against "irrational and unscientific positions".

The (technological) future passes from 5G: the fifth generation network is an essential tool for the country's digital development. To be convinced of this is the National Inter-University Consortium for Telecommunications, among the signatories (together with 9 other companies, between foundations and think tanks) of an appeal addressed to the Government so that Italy does not fall behind on this front.

The Consortium, active in many aspects related to 5G, asks the government chaired by Giuseppe Conte, the other institutions and political forces "to exploit the enormous potential of technologies, accelerate recovery times and create the foundations of the new digital society, first of all making a decisive choice in building the advanced generation of wireless networks, called 5G ".


The Consortium (CNIT) is a non-profit body founded in 1995 and recognized by the Ministry of Education, University and Research, active in the field of ICT. The President of the Consortium is Professor Gianni Vernazza, from the Department of Naval, Electrical, Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering of the University of Genoa. The director is Professor Nicola Blefari Melazzi from the Department of Electronic Engineering, University of Rome Tor Vergata.

The consortium's board of directors includes: Professor Antonella Molinaro, Professor Sergio Palazzo, Professor Daniele Riccio and Professor Ilenia Tinnirello.


The consortium 45 research centers 37 universities: Polytechnic of Bari, Polytechnic of Milan, Polytechnic of Turin, S. Anna High School, “Mediterranea” University of Reggio Calabria, University of L'Aquila, University of Eastern Piedmont, University of Salento, University of Calabria, University of Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli", University of Bologna, University of Brescia, University of Cagliari, University of Cassino, University of Catania, University of Ferrara, University of Florence, University of Genoa, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, University of Naples "Federico II", University of Naples "Parthenope", University of Padua, University of Palermo, University of Parma, University of Pavia, University of Perugia, University of Pisa, University of Rome "La Sapienza", University of Rome "Tor Vergata", University of Roma Tre, University of Salerno, University of Siena, University of Turin, University of Trento, University of Trieste, University of Udine, Unive Marche Polytechnic Institute.

Among the consortium members also 8 research units at the CNR: IEIIT-CNR, IFAC-CNR, IIT / ISTI-CNR, IMAA-CNR, IMATI-CNR, IREA-CNR, IRPI-CNR, ISAC-CNR.


The Consortium, among other things, participates in and coordinates several EU H2020 projects on 5G (four of these projects ranked first in their respective rankings); he was elected member of 5GPPP, an initiative that unites the European Commission and the ICT sector in Europe to finance the new generation of telecommunications networks and services with 1.4 billion euros; participates in the MISE 5G experimentation in the metropolitan area of ​​Milan.


“For months Italy fought the Coronavirus with everyone's sacrifice and commitment and thanks to the massive use of digital technologies. In the emergency we used smart working in businesses and administrations, distance learning in schools and universities, the use of platforms to stay close to relatives and friends, access to streaming TV for entertainment. Telecommunication companies have contributed to the country's economic, cultural and social stability. But at the same time, the structural deficiencies of our network have emerged, in terms of territorial coverage, capillarity, bandwidth, widespread supply of digital tools in the population.

Now, in the restart, it is time to exploit the enormous potential of technologies, accelerate the recovery times and create the foundations of the new digital society, first of all by making a decisive choice in building the advanced generation of wireless networks, called 5G. A technology that will allow the widest coverage of territories, including small municipalities, a greater ability to connect to sources of information and data, stable and very fast connectivity, the Internet of things, the remote control of prevention and treatment of chronic conditions, forecast of major natural hazards, automation of mobility and cities. Thus generating extremely positive impacts on the economy, work, education, culture and entertainment, making it possible for everyone to have a better quality of Internet access and contributing to growth and development.

Faced with these goals, the country cannot afford to fall behind, at the mercy of unjustified prejudices, conservative hesitations or inadmissible bureaucratic resistance.
We therefore ask the Government, the institutions and the political forces to promote a systemic action for the creation of a solid and performing 5G network, which accelerates the rebirth of Italy, also through regulatory interventions that centralize the responsibilities of authorizations, ensuring adequate emission limits and freeing the various administrations from the siege of irrational and anti-scientific positions. 5G is a necessary and urgent goal, it must be achieved quickly for the future of Italy ".


In addition to the Interuniversity Consortium, the signing of the appeal were: Digital Economy Center, Adriano Olivetti Foundation, Guglielmo Marconi Foundation, Luigi Einaudi Foundation, Magna Carta Foundation, Optimist & Rational Foundation, Prioritalai Foundation, Bruno Leoni Institute, Institute for Competitiveness.

This is a machine translation from Italian language of a post published on Start Magazine at the URL on Wed, 17 Jun 2020 10:57:30 +0000.