Communications and telecomms


  1. Industrial 5G Testbeds and Trials: Competition Guidance and Supporting Documents

    The DCMS 5G Programme Industrial 5G Testbeds & Trials grant funding competition is open for applications. Included below is competition guidance, the application form and supporting documents for applying for DCMS grant funding for Industry led 5G based projects in the manufacturing and logistics sectors.

  2. [Competition closed] 5G Infotainment Services for Transport Environments UK-South Korea 5G Funding Competition

    The aim of this competition is to develop new and novel applications and services that can be ready for 5G, in collaboration with South Korean partners.

  3. Corporate Report: Phone-Paid Services Authority Framework

    This document sets out the broad framework within which the Phone-Paid Services Authority (PSA) operates.

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Guidance and regulation

  1. Making phone calls and sending texts to the EU and EEA countries if there’s no Brexit deal
  2. Using your mobile in the EU and EEA countries if there’s no Brexit deal
  3. Building Digital UK
  4. Applying for the 5G Rural Connected Communities Project
  5. Proposed acquisition of Inmarsat plc by Connect Bidco Ltd: public interest intervention
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News and communications

  1. £30m to spark rollout of next generation 5G in rural areas and help countryside capitalise on tech revolution
  2. £250,000 boost for broadband in conference centres
  3. Board announced for new UK Council for Internet Safety
  4. Jeremy Wright's Oral Statement on the Telecoms Supply Chain Review
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Research and statistics

  1. Overview of 5G Related Initiatives led or Supported by the Central and Local Governments
  2. DCMS Sectors Economic Estimates 2017: Business Demographics
  3. Research on data portability
  4. Interim evaluation of the Internet of Things UK Research and Innovation Programme 2015 - 2018
  5. DCMS Sectors Economic Estimates: Employment (2016) and Trade (2015)
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Proposed reforms to permitted development rights to support the deployment of 5G and extend mobile coverage
  2. Implementing the European Electronic Communications Code
  3. Broadband Universal Service Obligation: consultation on design
  4. Future Telecoms Infrastructure Review: Call for Evidence
  5. Proposed changes to DCMS Statistical Publications
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. Usage of interpreting services in the Office of Manpower Economics
  2. Triennial Review of the Information Commissioner's Office
  3. The Office of Communications (Ofcom) Framework Document
  4. Ofcom annual report and accounts 2015 to 2016
  5. Government response to the Ofcom Digital Communications Review
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