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Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

UIN 132904, tabled on 30 December 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether (a) his Department, (b) Ofcom and/or (c) private sector operators will provide the human resource to increasing UK presence and influence at standard setting bodies as set out in the 5G supply chain diversification strategy.

Answered on

11 January 2021

Technical standards are a crucial part of our work to diversify the supply chain. As the vast majority of the global standards-setting ecosystem is industry-led, the priority for the Government in this area is assessing and implementing how we can best support UK industry in this process.

As a part of this process, the Government will be closely coordinating with industry, Ofcom and a wide range of international partners as we build on the strategy and increase UK influence and presence at the major standards development organisations, such as ETSI and 3GPP. This will include continued close working with like minded partners to forge a consensus on these issues.