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

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