The UK government announces roll-out of £65 million towards extensive 5G trials

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February 20, 2020, 11:40 AM UTC

The nation is determined to be a world-leader in 5G.

The article states that UK government has decided to roll-out extensive nationwide 5G trials. The piece highlights that nine projects across the UK will receive £35 million from the rural and industrial 5G competitions.

An additional £30 million will come through an open competition called 5G Create. Through this, 5G opportunities across film, TV, logistics, tourism and video games will be explored. With 5G create, UK’s creative companies could compete to develop innovative products and services that use 5G.

Oliver Dowden, digital secretary shares that the UK is determined to be the world-leader in 5G. Creative Industries Council and BBC Studios’ Tim Davie says, “We hope that start-ups and well-established companies alike will bid for the available funds."

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