In December 2016, the UK Government National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) published a report on the importance of connectivity in this country. The ‘Connected Future’ report outlines the steps the UK should take to become a world leader in deploying 5G mobile telecommunications networks, and ensure it can take early advantage of the new opportunities those networks might bring.
5G is expected to deliver ultra-fast, low latency (connection delay), reliable, mobile connectivity – able to support society’s increasing hunger for more and more data. 5G has the potential to transform a number of sectors, including health, transport and education, not to mention the connected and autonomous vehicles (CAV) or driverless cars, and to support the Internet of Things (IoT).
Why is this important?
Future mobile networks will be critical to the UK’s economic growth and to drive our industrial base into the internet applications and services economy. This has the potential to put the UK at the forefront of this emerging technology.
Source: Ordnance Survey