Next Generation Internet 2025 – NGI study report published

The European Commission’s Directorate-General CNECT has published the much anticipated study “Next Generation Internet 2025“, an in-depth analysis of the state of the internet performed by NLnet foundation and Gartner Europe under SMART 2016/0033.

This report consolidates the outcomes of the study on the Next Generation Internet (NGI) 2025 performed by NLnet Foundation and Gartner, commissioned by the European Commission.

It presents the:
Technological analysis on Next Generation Internet future key technologies and research topics explaining the technical issues involved, based on the current gaps today
Key research communities and actors
Impact of the research topics on the drivers for change which construct the Vision for an NGI
Benefts linked to the research topics and the potential risks of not addressing them
Recommendations to shape the programme for a Next Generation Internet Initiative based on specifc selection criteria
The proposed NGI research topics for the H2020 programme
The proposed NGI research topics for the Horizon Europe programme

Download the NGI study report: Next Generation Internet 2025
EC Publication Office, October 5th 2018
Printed version: ISBN 978-92-79-86467-4

The original news and the report was published on the NLnet foundation website.


In the period 2017-2018 the European Commission commissioned a study to NLnet foundation and Gartner Europe. The task of the project was to write a vision for the Next Generation Internet, prioritize research topics and advise on how do architect the initiative. The final report of this study was released on October 5th 2018.

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