Policy paper

Next Generation Mobile Technologies: A 5G strategy for the UK

This document sets out the government's ambition for the UK as a global leader in 5G technology and the steps it will take to realise this aim


Next Generation Mobile Technologies: A 5G Strategy for the UK

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This strategy sets out the government’s ambition that the UK should be a global leader in 5G so that we can take early advantage of its potential and help to create a world-leading digital economy that works for everyone.

The strategy outlines the key themes that will determine our progress towards 5G, which are:

  • building the economic case

  • fit for purpose regulations

  • local areas – governance and capability

  • coverage and capacity – convergence and the road to 5G

  • ensuring a safe and secure deployment of 5G

  • spectrum

  • technology and standards

Published 8 March 2017