DCMS has launched a Call for Evidence for the Future Telecoms Infrastructure Review, announced last month in the government’s Industrial Strategy. The cross-government Review, led by DCMS, will assess whether any additional policy interventions are needed to create the conditions for long term investment in world-class digital connectivity that is seamless, reliable, long-lasting and widely available.
This Call for Evidence seeks responses from all interested parties - including communications service providers, network operators, infrastructure investors, academics, local authorities, consumer interest groups and the public. It welcomes submissions that consider the optimal future market and policy models to promote investment and effective outcomes for consumers in different parts of the telecoms market and different areas of the UK, and the pros and cons of such interventions.
Submissions will inform a report, to be published in Summer 2018, which will identify options available to government to support an attractive and stable environment for investment in full fibre and 5G technologies.
For more information on the FTIR or Call for Evidence, please contact email@example.com.