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The race for 6G supremacy has already started. The UK must get ahead

As the scramble to ban Huawei shows, it pays to develop your telecoms strategy early

By Elisabeth Braw  

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Even though fifth-generation fighter jets have only recently taken to the skies, countries are already working on the sixth generation. The same, alas, isn’t true for sixth-generation internet. Even as countries—including the UK—are just beginning to accelerate their fifth-generation rollout, they should be planning for 6G. The UK government should make sure Britain becomes a 6G pioneer.

Last year the American F35 fifth-generation fighter jet, 21 of which were acquired by the UK, performed all manner of operational premieres. Britain is now working on a sixth-generation fighter jet of its own. The Tempest will be made by BAE…

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