In this age of ever increasing dependency upon IT, connectivity is a key factor in stimulating economic growth and development.
Central government has confirmed a commitment (including borrowing) to encourage investment in high speed fibre broadband networks and 5G technology. The current stated plan is to spend over £1BN by 2020-2021 to bolster the country’s digital infrastructure.
This commitment is linked to a belief that major economic benefits will come with a step-change in the supply of the digital connectivity to transport Corridors. Motorways, roads and urban areas will require near ubiquitous connectivity and low latency for connected and autonomous vehicles, whilst rail links will require the ability to support hundreds of users per train.