Connected future

14 December 2016

5G means seamless connectivity. Ultra-fast and ultra-reliable, transmitting massive amounts of data at super low latency. It will support the ever increasing requirements of the existing network and new applications as unknowable today as the 4G services we take for granted would have been a decade ago.

Securing the mobile networks necessary to put the UK at the forefront of this emerging technology will be critical to the growth of our economy. This report makes recommendations to make that happen.

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.

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National Infrastructure Commission, 2016, Connected future, National Infrastructure Commission (UK), viewed 24 April 2017, <>.

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