New £65 million package for 5G trials announced

By February 20, 2020 Press Releases

The Government has announced that rural areas will benefit from a series of government-funded trials to help them seize the potential of modern technology.

Nine projects across the country will receive a share of £35 million from the rural and industrial 5G competitions, and a new £30 million open competition – 5G Create – will look at how 5G can create new opportunities in industries including film, TV, video games, logistics and tourism.

Digital Secretary Oliver Dowden said:

“We’re determined to make the UK a world-leader in 5G and deliver on our promise to improve connections for people and businesses across the country.

“Today we’re announcing new funding to seize the new opportunities this technology will offer us.

“This includes seeing how it could create new jobs in the countryside, make businesses more productive and unleash even more ideas in our cutting-edge creative industries.”

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