2019 Report details for project: 5G Testbeds and Trials

Project name: 5G Testbeds and Trials - there is only one report for this project
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Organisation: DCMS (D5) - see all reports for this organisation
Report year: 2019 (data is from Sept 2018)
Category: Infrastructure - see all reports for this category
Description: DCMS will establish a new national programme of coordinated 5G Testbeds and Trials. This Programme is being delivered from within the £740 million of funding for the next generation of digital communications technologies that was announced at Autumn Statement 2016 and will help to create the framework and conditions needed to secure the development and deployment of 5G in the UK, also launching and then coordinating the new national 5G Innovation Network. The Programme is intended to help to deliver the Government’s ambition of being a world leader in 5G by: - Help to establish the conditions under which 5G can be deployed in a timely way to drive efficiency and productivity, and maximise the chances of the UK being amongst the leading 5G countries - Fostering the development of a diverse and varied set of 5G use cases and applications to ensure that the UK and UK businesses are well placed to maximise the benefits of 5G The Programme will also Support the implementation of the Governments Future Telecoms Infrastructure review
DCA (RAG): Amber/Red
DCA text: DCA due to programme initiation delays caused by 5G equipment availability and complex programme setup. Programme has addressed feedback and recommendations from IPA experts and mobilisation of future projects is underway.
Start date: 2017-02-28
End date: 2021-03-31
Schedule text: The Programme expects to deliver in line with its current schedule. There have been slight initial delays due to later than expected release of 5G equipment in the marketplace, and complex programme setup.
Baseline: £79.15m
Forecast: £42.65m
Variance: -46.00%
Variance text: Underspend in 2018/19 arose due to delays in equipment availability and complex programme setup.
Whole Life Cost: £217.05m
WLCost text: The current spend profile will enable us to deliver the strategic objectives of the Programme
Notes1: 5G Testbeds & Trials
Sourcefile: None

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