The UK’s telecom market is one of the most open and competitive in the world. Targeted deregulation has set the industry free to create new services and set international trends. It has been characterised by fierce competition in the mobile and broadband sectors, and by an innovative broadcast sector which has pioneered new models for distributing digital content. The explosion of data has also presented significant technological challenges to both service providers and equipment manufacturers on how to continuously evolve the operators’ networks through development and convergence of technology to handle continuously rising volumes of voice, video and data traffic on unified network infrastructures. Faced with these challenges, which are largely consumer-driven, telecom companies (including mobile and landline operations, OEMs making the equipment for them and manufacturer of the mobile handsets) have all been increasing their R&D investment in the UK and looking ahead to research and implement emerging trends.
Examples of eligible R&D activities:
Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. This category only includes cookies that ensures basic functionalities and security features of the website. These cookies do not store any personal information.
Any cookies that may not be particularly necessary for the website to function and is used specifically to collect user personal data via analytics, ads, other embedded contents are termed as non-necessary cookies. It is mandatory to procure user consent prior to running these cookies on your website.