Telecoms Diversification Taskforce – final reportGulistan Ladha
The report will support the government in its delivery of the £250 million Diversification Strategy and recommends:
- Working through telecoms standards-setting bodies to encourage best practice in security and open networks;
- Creating the right environment for diversification through policy interventions – for example, setting out a timetable for the winding down of 2G and 3G networks to support the entry of new vendors into the UK market;
- Identifying interventions and investment to accelerate the development and adoption of Open Radio Access Network technology, including setting up a fund for developing new products and ensuring testing facilities such as the UK Telecoms Lab and SONIC meet industry needs;
- Identifying opportunities to invest in long-term research and innovation to build UK capability for current and future generations of telecoms technology.
The government will study the findings and is expected to respond in due course.