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We are delighted to launch the UKTIN diversification hub

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  • Published by Crispin Moller on 18 Oct 2022
  • Last modified 18 Oct 2022
A new diversification hub provides insight into UK government policy and work being done to diversify the UK telecoms supply chain.

Diversification is a key component of UKTIN’s remit and so we are delighted to launch a new diversification hub, designed to act as a resource for all those working in the telecoms industry. 

Expect to find information on UK government policy designed to actively support diversification in the supply of mobile telecoms infrastructure; the latest capability, products and services emerging across the UK open networks ecosystem; opportunities for investment into the UK and international value creation related to a more open mobile telecommunications infrastructure equipment. 

The UK government recognises the importance of telecommunications networks and the need for these to be resilient to changes in equipment markets and supply chains, as outlined by the Department of Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) in their 5G Supply Chain Diversification Strategy.

Having a diverse supplier base offering a choice of readily interoperable and interchangeable products is key to this vision and ensuring that critical infrastructure does not become too heavily reliant on any single solution provider. 

The UK is making great strides in the diversification of vendor offerings in the 5G field, including through private sector-funded research and development and the DCMS-funded FRANC projects and SONIC Labs.

If you are doing work in this area then we’d love to highlight that on the hub. You can get in touch with the team at enquiries@uktin.net.

You can find the Diversification Hub here.

UKTIN is a new innovation network, designed to act as an information and ideas hub for industry and academics looking to collaborate on developing new mobile and broadband technology. While a new web portal is being developed, UK5G.org will operate as the temporary home for UKTIN.