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UK Government is investing £40 million in 5G (5th generation wireless communications) | #UKmfg Focus

Paul and Richard discuss the most current trending topics within Manufacturing in the UK.

Topics include:

– Manufacturing in general accounts for 2.7 million jobs in the UK and UK Export Finance (UKEF) has published accounts, showing it has provided support worth over £450 million to exporters.

UKEF’s annual report shows the department has had a landmark year, providing £6.8 billion in support for UK exports. Analysis shows that these exports have supported an estimated 47,000 UK full-time jobs as demand for British goods across the globe continues to grow.

– Paris Air Show also saw successes for the A220 which won new business for 85 aircraft, the wings for which are manufactured at Bombardier’s site in Belfast.

– the UK Government is investing £40 million in 5G (5th generation wireless communications) testbed and trial projects. These are specifically looking at 5G applications in manufacturing.

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