More R&D Investment for advanced Telecommunications
Today the government also announced a £110 million boost in R&D for next generation 5G and 6G telecoms technology – strengthening our telecoms supply chains whilst supporting new technologies and the high-skill jobs they create.
- Telecoms powering our phone and internet networks is evolving rapidly and with 6G on the horizon we must stay ahead of the curve.
- That is why the government is awarding three top UK universities £28 million to develop next-generation 6G network technology – as well as providing £80 million to fund a state-of-the-art UK Telecoms in the West Midlands, supporting the already booming tech-sector in the West Midlands.
- This funding will turbocharge work to strengthen Britain's telecoms supply chains, so we are no longer reliant on a handful of companies to develop and maintain the 5G networks our businesses and households rely on.
- Full disclosure: I work for Openreach and am a shareholder in the BT group of companies. This post consists entirely of information from government and Conservative party sources and does not necessarily represent the views of BT or Openreach.