Specifically, they are inviting companies to submit their ideas for deploying downstream services addressing the UK Government’s priorities in the Logistics sector.They believe the roll-out of 5G networks will play a “vital role in supporting faster connectivity across the country and innovative new systems”.Their aim is twofold: to increase the UK’s connectivity and help close what they see asa a digital divide for businesses in this sector.
This is a great initiative to show how together we can work to help close the digital divide. Access to constant connectivity regardless of location offers huge benefits,” said Catherine Mealing-Jones, Director of Growth at the UK Space Agency.
“We’ve seen through the current pandemic, that logistics are vital to keeping the country going and space technology is a key part of making that happen.”This Call for Proposals follows the Memorandum of Intent signed in December 2019 by ESA and DCMS, which is intended to “support the emergence of commercially viable products and services enabled by the deployment of converged 5G terrestrial and space networks”.
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