What else can we add to UK.gov’s tech project bonfire? Oh yeah, 5G

From theregister.co.uk

Burning 5G against dark background

The UK’s £217m 5G testbed trials have already hit a major speed bump due to a lack of available equipment, according to an official report.

In the Infrastructure Project Authority’s annual report (PDF), the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport’s (DCMS) programme was rated as amber/red – meaning delivery is doubtful.

The project intends to establish a national programme of coordinated 5G testbeds and trials and is funded from the £740m pot for digital communications technologies announced in the 2016 Autumn Statement

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