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July Newsletter

    Newsletter Published on 26 Jul 2019
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Welcome to the UK5G newsletter; your fortnightly update on 5G events and news around the UK's testbeds and trials.

 Note from Robert Driver, UK5G Lead and CW Director

I am sure you will all have seen the recent announcement and publication from DCMS regarding the supply chain review. It set out plans to improve security standards and practices across the UK’s telecoms sector and states that the government is further considering its position relating to high-risk vendors following recent action by the US Department of Commerce.

In response to the Review’s findings, the Government has said it will establish a ‘new, robust security framework’ for the UK telecoms sector. This new framework will aim to ensure operators build and operate secure and resilient networks, and manage their supply chains accordingly. DCMS states operators will have to assess the risks posed by vendors to network security and resilience, and ensure they manage those risks appropriately.

The Review also identified a lack of diversity in the supply chain and it will be interesting to see how the Government will promote new players in the market, both in the UK and abroad. 

The advent of 5G is, of course, exciting, but it does also present potential new security challenges. It is refreshing to see Government on the front foot and looking to implement sensible policies that make our networks safer.

Telecom Supply Chain Review


Recent announcement

Sector testbed - manufacturing and logistics

Could you help drive the 5G revolution? DCMS have launched a UK wide competition for Industrial 5G Testbeds & Trials projects in logistics & manufacturing. Up to £10m is available for 5G projects that can help boost productivity.

Digital Catapult and KTN delivered the briefing event yesterday. You can view the event below or head over to our resources page to download the slides. 

View competition page on gov.uk here.


Upcoming Events

25th July | Developing IoT Tech in the 5G Era: Talks by Nokia, Telit and Sierra Wireless (Ended. View more Hardware Pioneers events here)

22nd AugState of Play webinar: How 5G will change broadcast

12th Sep | Contracting barriers for connected cities

24th SepThe UK Space Conference 2019

26th Sep | CW Technology & Engineering Conference (CW TEC) 

30th SepAn Advanced Introduction to 5G Technology

View all events

If you are delivering a webinar or event on 5G, please email news@uk5g.co.uk



More from UK5G...


NEWS - Government plans to safeguard the future security of UK Telecoms 
Jeremy Wright's Oral Statement on the Telecoms Supply Chain Review.

NEWS - O2 to launch 5G network in UK in October (BBC) 
O2 has announced it plans to turn on its 5G mobile network in October.

UPDATE: West Midlands 5G joins UK5G as an Associate Partner
We are delighted that WM5G has joined UK5G as an associate partner which means we'll be able to promote insight and opportunities to our members more efficiently. 

RESOURCE: 5GRIT interim report
This interim final report covers two critical strands of the 5GRIT project associated with monitoring and evaluation.

VIDEO: Jamie Cullum leads world’s first 5G music lesson
Critically acclaimed musician and songwriter Jamie Cullum led the world’s first 5G music lesson from his piano at the Roman Amphitheatre in London, playing live with amateur musicians in Bristol and Birmingham using 5G technology.

TESTBED: 5G RuralFirst Videos
The Beyond the City panel discussion and individual presentation videos are now live on their YouTube channel.


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