5G research attracts £35M funding from UK government and mobile industry

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LTE service has not yet been launched in the UK, but the country is already looking ahead to the next generation of wireless technology. The UK government and a consortium of companies have pooled together £35 million to develop a specialised "5G" Innovation Centre at the University of Surrey to stimulate expansion in UK telecoms research, R&D and the provision of broadband mobile internet services. The industry players include Huawei, Samsung, Telefónica Europe, Fujitsu Labs, Rohde-Schwarz and Aircom. While the government-funded UK Research Partnership Investment Fund will provide £11 million the companies will pump in £24 million. Release