No longer able to rely on the European Union’s swathe of 5G network technology research and development initiatives, the United Kingdom government has turned inwards to look for programs to increase and digitise its economic productivity, according to 5G Innovation Centre (5GIC) University of Surrey COO Keith Robson. While Robson stressed that the research sector neither expected nor wanted the United Kingdom to exit as a member of the EU, he conceded that it has had the side benefit of sparking funding and support from the government as part of its refreshed emphasis on productivity and innovation. Post-Brexit innovation in the UK government “The last thing the university sector wanted was Brexit. We were aghast when Brexit happened,” Robson told ZDNet. “But it’s had the effect of sharpening minds, sharpening focus … it took the cushion [of the EU] away, and we really had to look inwards at what we were doing. It gave us the impetus.” The EU has been exploring 5G development since 2013, when the European Commission pledged €700 million in public funding, backed up by five times that amount from the private sector, towards 5G. The European Commission’s 5G Public Private Partnership (5G PPP) has been… Read full this story
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