Making UK fit for 5G
The future of mobile networking once again drew the attention of the chancellor of the exchequer in the March Budget, with initiatives announced to ensure the UK takes the lead – and remains a leader – in the development of 5G mobile networks.
The successor to current 4G networks, 5G is slated to come into widespread commercial use in the early 2020s, promising vast improvements around reduced latency, browsing and download speeds. As well as a fatter pipe for consumers and businesses to ll with data, 5G also heralds a sea-change in how up-and- coming technologies such as connected vehicles and the internet of things (IoT) are deployed and supported. Indeed, some believe that these technologies will only really come into their own once 5G is available.