The digital sector is the fastest-growing part of the UK economy, and as the UK looks towards a post-Brexit environment, world-class digital connectivity will be critical to enabling a truly Global Britain. Innovation lies at the heart of positive future developments for our economy and society, and the right digital infrastructure and environment is central to enabling new technology and market opportunities.
Central to realising this ambition of UK economic growth is incentivising investment and innovation in up-to-date communications infrastructure. Packaged together in this document are a selection of sector insights and visions – from augmented reality and connected cars, to predictive modelling and gigabit cities. The UK’s best and brightest are leading work that has the potential to dramatically change how we live and work:
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Transport Corridors: The blogs included in this section cover the important roles satellite communications and C-V2X car-to-car communications based sensors can play in the connectivity and autonomy of intelligent cars.
Urban & Rural Connectivity: From discussing the importance of regional urban connectivity and enabling innovative approaches to deliver of rural connectivity, to IOT solutions in rural and urban environments, the blogs included in this section cover the many diverse perspectives within this area.
Communications Resiliency: With views from across the sector, the blogs in this section discuss the importance of resilient connectivity. With examples of dedicated dark fibre or ubiquitous wireless coverage, it is reinforced that a resilient communications infrastructure that can keep pace with mass cloud adoption and enable 5G, IOT, and autonomous systems is essential to make the UK world class in terms of digital connectivity.
Regulatory Environment: The blogs in this section discuss the opportunity and uncertainty of Brexit to achieving world-class UK connectivity, highlight the enablers for 5G and a Gigabit Britain, and reinforce the need to collaboratively embrace the role that innovative technologies play in shaping the UK’s future prosperity.
Emergence of New Applications of Communications & Connectivity: From augmented reality to convergence of TV, and AI and drones, to predictive modelling and analytics, the blogs in this section highlight the exciting new applications and the potential that can be achieved through the UK having world class connectivity.
techUK showcased the great work and thought leadership of this sector – from FTSE 100 companies to SMEs, Local Government Authorities, and tech futurists – through a recent Good to Great Connectivity for the UK’s #ConnectedFuture campaign week.
As the UK’s trade association for the digital technologies industries, techUK’s Communications Infrastructure Programme is already undertaking a number of initiatives to help drive investment and innovation and realise a tech-powered Global Britain.