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UK sets out detailed 5G strategy, but with paltry funding

After making its latest vague statements about 5G in last week’s Budget announcement, the UK government has provided more details about how it intends to invest the £216m it has earmarked for fiber and next generation wireless. There was widespread scorn about the sums proposed, especially as the £200m allocated to boost “full fiber roll-out” seemed to be the same £200m which were included in the last government financial statement. Of course, there have been previous investments too, such as setting up the 5G Innovation Center at the University of Surrey south of London, and £1.1bn for digital infrastructure was also mentioned in the document, published on the heels of the Budget, which sets out ‘A 5G Strategy for the…

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