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Illuminate selected for the Dorset Open Networks Ecosystem (DONE) Project

£88 Million Research and Development Boost for Innovative Connectivity to Future Proof UK Mobile Network

Government announces £88 million investment in innovative open 5G connectivity solutions across the UK. Funding awarded to 19 projects through the Open Networks Ecosystem (ONE) competition – designed to demonstrate the feasibility and reliability of technology.

The 19 successful projects in the Open Networks Ecosystem (ONE) Competition will demonstrate the reliability and feasibility of Open Radio Access Network (RAN) technologies and showcase their role in delivering resilient and future-proofed connectivity to UK citizens and businesses. Open Network Ecosystem Competition successful projects.

The Dorset Open Networks Ecosystem (DONE) project builds on the innovative work already undertaken by Dorset Council in collaboration with other consortium partners, including the multi-award winning 5G RuralDorset and Wessex Digital Infrastructure Accelerator (WDIA) projects.

“Illuminate’s role within the consortium is to lead the development of the cyber security applications. This builds on our experience of delivering similar products in carrier networks worldwide.” – Iain Goodfellow, Managing Director, UK mentioned.

Read the full Gov.UK press release – £88 million research and development boost for innovative connectivity to future proof UK mobile network.


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