Prime Minister David Cameron’s government will lay out a strategy for the U.K.’s digital spectrum today, promising 5G mobile broadband that can download a feature film in less than one second.
Cameron last night said he wanted Britain to be a world leader in digital technology and offered 45 million pounds ($75 million) for research into “the Internet of things” -- a project to make household devices communicate with each other. The government today will publish its strategy for managing to U.K.’s digital spectrum over the next decade, Cameron’s office said.
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“This is a world on fast forward, a world of permanent technological revolution,” Cameron said in a speech last night at a technology conference in Hanover, Germany. “In this world, countries like the U.K. and Germany will only succeed if we have a relentless drive for new ideas and innovations.”
The spectrum strategy will be designed to encourage maximum use of wireless frequencies, with the same principles applying to private and public users.
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