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David Cameron reveals UK 5G network plans

British Prime Minister David Cameron has revealed a new joint initiative with Germany to produce a super-fast 5G mobile network.

Cameron was speaking at the CeBit trade show in Hanover, Germany, when he revealed his next-gen network intentions.

The new deal will see the UK and Germany combining their intellectual resources to research 5G technology. It will involve a collaboration between the University of Dresden, London’s King’s College University, and the University of Surrey.

The result, according to Cameron, will be a mobile network so fast that you’ll be able to download a movie in less than a second.

Cameron plans to free up more of the UK’s digital spectrum for wireless internet usage. In particular, he made reference to so-called “white space,” or those digital frequencies that are earmarked for digital TV but thus-far unused.

By utilising this wasted digital space, Cameron said, Britain could reap between £50 billion and £100 billion of economic benefits over the next decade.

“This is a world on fast forward. A world of permanent technological revolution,” Cameron said, at the outset of a show that was also attended by German Chancellor Angela Merkel. “And in this world, countries like the UK and Germany will only succeed if we have a relentless drive for new ideas and innovations.”

As part of that, Cameron also pledged £45 million towards research of the so-called ‘Internet of Things,’ which will take internet connectivity out of the realm of the PC and the smartphone and into the world of home appliances.

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Via: The Guardian, Businessweek

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