Three of the world’s top-10 communication giants call the Thames Valley home, including Telefónica O2, Verizon and Vodafone (the first cellular network to launch in the country) – whose UK headquarters are respectively based in Slough, Reading and Newbury.
They are at the pinnacle of a dynamic cluster of businesses and are joined by other famous brands located in-region, including BT; Ericsson; Huawei; Hutchinson 3 Mobile; Siemens and Virgin Media. Overall estimates indicate that there are around 1,000 telecom-related businesses operating in the region.
5G Step-Out Centre, Westcott, in Buckinghamshire – an open and accessible centre and development facility that provides convergent multi-access terrestrial and satellite radio network with international standards based network infrastructure.
5G Innovation Centre, located at the University of Surrey – the UK’s only research centre dedicated to the next generation of mobile communications.