The European Commission wants free wi-fi to be provided in public spaces across its member states within four years. The goal was announced by the president of the European Union's executive body, Jean-Claude Juncker, in his annual state of the union address. He also wants at least one city in each EU country to have deployed a 5G mobile network by 2020. However, one expert cast doubt over whether the public would benefit. European officials have struggled to deliver an earlier promise to abolish mobile roaming fees. The new pledges may not apply to the UK because it may have quit the EU before the end of the decade.