Government Releases Update on Next Steps Towards the 5G Future

The Government has issued an update to its 5G strategy, which outlines the progress to date in delivering against the recommendations of the strategy. The update also details the next phase of work to prepare the UK for a 5G future including the steps that the Government will take to support investment and the ongoing programme of 5G Testbeds and Trials.

Commenting on the recent update, techUK's Head of Technology, Julian McGougan said:

“techUK welcomes the Government’s ongoing commitment to investing in elevating the UK’s digital communications infrastructure from good to great, which the 5G Strategy is an important element of. We are pleased to see progress in many key areas, such as the 5G Hub and the Testbeds & Trials Programme and will continue to work closely with DCMS to help ensure that the UK is recognised as being a 5G Leader.”

Alongside the update, the Government has launched a call for views on the appropriate scale and scope of deployment pilots that will help to establish the conditions under which 5G can be deployed in a timely way and help foster the development of 5G in the UK. This includes the timescales over which they should be delivered, the amount of appropriate funding, and the method of allocating funding.

DCMS has also launched a Call for Evidence for the Future Telecoms Infrastructure Review, announced last month in the government’s Industrial Strategy. The cross-government Review will assess whether any additional policy interventions are needed to create the conditions for long-term investment in world-class digital connectivity that is reliable, long-lasting and widely available.


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