UK5G Launched by Government
The Government launches UK5G to establish UK as a world leader in the development and deployment of 5G technology.
13:29 03 April 2018
The UK’s Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has recently launched an initiative, aptly called UK5G that aims to position the United Kingdom as a global hub for 5G. It is designed to bring together research organisations, the public sector, entrepreneurs, innovators and end users to accelerate the development of 5G services in the UK.
Ian Smith, DCMS, director for 5G Testbeds and Trials, said: “The government is determined that the UK be a world-leader in 5G and that we provide reliable, high-speed connectivity to our towns, cities and rural areas. We are rightly very excited about what UK5G can do for the growing 5G ecosystem in the UK, to help make that vision a reality. I’m delighted to endorse UK5G’s very impressive advisory board membership and look forward to working closely with them as we develop future plans for the 5G Programme,”
Rosalind Singleton, chair of UK5G’s advisory board, added: “UK5G is a wonderful opportunity for industry and our research base to work hand in hand with Government to help promote the development of 5G, through test bed and trials funding, policy-making and network support,”