The government’s long-term strategy for meeting its digital connectivity targets involves tackling barriers to deployment and creating the right conditions for investment.
Firms involved in laying high-speed fibre cables for broadband and mobile networks will benefit from greater access to the telegraph poles and underground tunnels of Openreach under the new rules proposed by Ofcom.
The insights acquired from the workshops are likely to result in a funding competition later in the year.
The new Councils and Connectivity Report from Mobile UK revealed that only 28% of councils’ local plans have any detailed reference to mobile connectivity.
The 5G demonstrators programme is intended to generate interest in the West Midlands for the 5G programme and to show the benefits of various use cases to invite further investment.
The trials will allow businesses and researchers to study and address user and technical challenges that are key to the future launch of 5G technology.
The programme involves setting up testbeds across the country to spearhead efforts to make the UK a world leader in 5G.
Ensuring that the UK furthers its digital commitment, Theresa May reaffirms partnership with Huawei.
The DCMS details the next phase of work aimed at positioning the UK as a world leader in the development and deployment of 5G technology.
The test network will be connected to the smart city platform ‘Bristol Is Open’.