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Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management 

The Netherlands is one of the top five countries in the world when it comes to digital economies. It is known for among other things its innovations and knowledge sector, its reliable and extensive digital infrastructure, knowledge of cybersecurity, and a pragmatic business mentality.


Under the title “Intelligent Technology, Shaping a New Society”, 5G, digitisation, security and connectivity in mobility are among the key elements of the Holland Pavilion, where we present our views on current challenges in terms of increasing urbanisation, climate change and industrial innovation. The focus is on a variety of aspects including (mobility) solutions based on safe and sustainable data exchange and telecommunications, and on future policy of the cooperating Ministries of Infrastructure & Water Management and Economic Affairs & Climate Policy and the Radiocommunications Agency.


“Participating in the Mobile World Congress gives us a unique opportunity to showcase our Dutch knowledge and expertise, while also bringing us into contact with public and private parties from all over the world. In public-private investment programmes such as Talking Traffic, Connected Transport Corridors or our new 5G Blueprint (Dutch-Flemish initiative on the business value of tele-operation in the logistics sector), new services are currently being rolled out on a national and international scale. Further development of 5G will create opportunities for the future introduction of new applications that are not yet technically or commercially possible.


Connectivity is an essential part of almost any form of connected and automated mobility. This year’s Mobile World Congress with connectivity as its main focus therefore offers us a unique opportunity to present our expertise. As a government, we consider market developments involving 5G technology extremely important and hope to be able to present our views on partnering with other public and private parties from all over the world at this year’s Mobile World Congress,” says Caspar de Jonge.

Caspar de Jonge – Program Manager Data and Services

Wim Vandenberghe – Senior Advisor Connected and Automated Mobility

Erik Vrijens – EU Policy Coordinator CCAM

Esther Schoemaker – Senior Communications Advisor


Number 1 Competitive economy in Europe

'World Economic Forum'


Number 2 Smartphone Adoption in the World

'Global Mobile Market Report'


Number 3 Digital Economy in Europe

'Digital Economy & Society Index (DESI)'


Number 4 Digital Innovator in the World

'Global Innovation Index'


Number 4 Competitive Economy in the World

'World Economic Forum'


Number 6 Digital Ecomony in the World

‘Digital readiness-index (Cisco)'

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