To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to his Department's guidance, 5G Supply Chain Diversification Strategy, updated on 7 December 2002, whether the National Telecoms Lab created as part of the 5G diversification strategy will support the growth and development of new businesses and technologies in the 5G supply chain as part of the testing of security, resilience and performance of networks and interoperable deployment solutions.
11 January 2021
The UK Telecoms Lab (UKTL) will sit at the centre of telecoms R&D across the UK, reducing barriers to entry for emerging suppliers by facilitating security, performance and interoperability testing. UKTL will be available for SMEs and academics as well as major industry players. Access to a best-in-class facility and ecosystem will play a key role in supporting the growth and development of new businesses and technologies throughout the 5G supply chain.