UK Gov Commits to 5G Innovation

Nine projects across the UK will receive a share of £35m from the governments rural and industrial 5G competitions

Furthermore, £30m is being offered in an open competition called 5G Create which is looking to explore 5G opportunities in industries including film, TV, video games, logistics and tourism.

The new 5G Create competition will open in early March and run until the end of June. The gov is looking to learn how it can fuel the advancement of the film, TV and video games (including esports).

Meanwhile, of the nine selected projects, announced by digital secretary Oliver Dowden, are an app visitor experience in Nottingham Forrest that utilises VR and AR and an air and sea search and rescue project in Dorset.

The new telecom technology is being tried and tested across the nation, currently boasting a £200m investment. These new trials will help spread the benefits of technology across the country and allow the UK to grasp an early advantage by using the new applications 5G networks can enable.

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