UK Government confirm programme is transforming industries

The UK government has announced the DCMS-funded 5G Testbed & Trials programme is “already seeing next-generation networks transform industries”. Digital Secretary, Nadine Dorries, confirmed “5G technology is already revolutionising people’s lives and businesses”.

The statements came as part of an announcement confirming 2G & 3G will be switched off by 2033, which will free up spectrum to allow for the mass rollout of 5G. The measures are part of a £50 million package to boost innovation in mobile technology, which will help power technologies such as driverless vehicles, augmented reality experiences, and innovations in in tech to improve healthcare and achieve Net Zero.