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A new report by government- appointed experts has found that the UK’s 5G plans must be handled a lot more efficiently than 4G was.

The investigation was led by Lord Andrew Adonis, head of the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) who has urged the Government to ‘take action’ on 5G.

He also highlighted the UK’s trains and motorways as an area desperate for improvement, with it being impossible to get signal “25% of the time”.

Although Ofcom welcomed the report, they expressed concerns that the UK’s low ranking of 54th in the world for connectivity may not be reliable.

The NIC’s figure was based on data gathered by an app used by volunteers measuring the amount of time they had access to a 4G network whilst they travelled.

A spokesman for Ofcom said: “We agree that mobile coverage must improve, so we’re pleased the NIC shares our ambition for universal coverage.

“Our rules mean that virtually all UK premises must receive a 4G signal by the end of next year, and we’re also making more airwaves available to boost mobile broadband.”

The report was commissioned back in March this year to outline the necessary steps that should be implemented to ensure the UK is a leader in 5G.

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