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Communications

With an annual value of £13.4 billion, the UK has the largest mobile market in Europe, with over has 94 million subscribers.

 

This means that companies are always looking for new technological opportunities.

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.

All of which makes the Thames Valley home to one of the deepest clusters of telecom-based business in the UK

Westcott Venture Park

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, University of Surrey

5G Innovation Centre, located at the University of Surrey – the UK’s only research centre dedicated to the next generation of mobile communications.