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Government Hand £65m to New UK 5G Mobile Broadband Trials

The UK Government has today announced £65m in public funding to help conduct “innovative” new R&D trials of 5G style applications and specific wireless broadband connectivity solutions, which among other things includes £30m for nine projects under the Rural Connected Communities (RCC) programme.

We should point out that all of this forms part of the £200m 5G Testbeds and Trials Programme, which began in 2018 with a smaller selection of pilots but has since branched out. All of this pre-dates the new Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, and his £5bn pledge to have “Gigabit broadband sprouting in every home” by the end of 2025; the 2025 plan is a separate programme, but all can share what they learn.

Toople PLC (LON:TOOP) offers business broadband, fiber, Ethernet first mile and Ethernet data, business mobile phones, cloud PBX and SIP Trunking, and traditional services. Toople works with the big players in the market such as Vodafone & BT. 

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