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Connected Future

The National Infrastructure Commission publishes its report into 5G and telecommunication technology


Connected Future

Future use cases for mobile UK - Real Wireless report for the NIC

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The Commission’s central finding is that mobile connectivity has become a necessity. The market has driven great advances since the advent of the mobile phone but government must now play an active role to ensure that basic services are available wherever we live, work and travel, and our roads, railways and city centres must be made 5G ready as quickly as possible.

Published 14 December 2016
Last updated 28 February 2017 + show all updates
  1. Updated with: Connected Futures: call for evidence responses

  2. First published.