Diversification Projects

5G diversifcation projects, testbeds & trials in the UK

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The UK's Diversification Strategy calls for the establishment of a UK wide R&D ecosystem spanning a range of areas including: the development of physical hardware; software/virtualised solutions; testing with live networks; and accelerating and pulling forward the development of interoperable technologies.

UK Government's FRANC competition will support the UK’s infrastructure innovation ecosystem to play a leading role transforming the UK telecoms market, and encourage more private sector innovation to help unlock opportunities for UK businesses to play a role in the emerging global supply chain based on open standards. Ultimately, the projects funded through this competition should help develop products that resolve the top challenges posed by new, interoperable technologies, and develop initial UK capability in the Open RAN ecosystem.

View the full array of DCMS funded projects in the map below.  Click the three dots in the top right hand corner to zoom in and explore in more detail.

Current DCMS part-funded projects