In March 2016, the National Infrastructure Commission was asked to consider what the UK needs to do to become a world leader in 5G deployment, and to ensure that the UK can take early advantage of the potential applications of 5G services.
The Commission’s central finding, set out in the final report Connected Future, is that mobile connectivity has become a necessity. The market has driven great advances since the advent of the mobile phone but government must now play an active role to ensure that basic services are available wherever we live, work and travel, and our roads, railways and city centres must be made 5G ready as quickly as possible.
The Commission’s report makes a series of recommendations for ensuring the UK is 5G ready.
Coming up in 2022
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5G Infrastructure requirements for the UK
An external report exploring the extent to which existing private and public telecommunications infrastructure in the UK is prepared for the next generation of fixed and wireless networks.
Exploring the cost, coverage and rollout implications of 5G in Britain
External research by Oughton and Frias which formed part of the evidence base for the Connected Future report.