Diversification of the UK telecommunications supply chain: Building UK capability

This report for DCMS developed an evidence base to support policy thinking and the business case for actions to build UK capability in key technology areas identified by the Telecommunications Diversity Task Force. It sets out a summary of Plum’s research findings, proposals for interventions and supporting rationale, theories of change and an evaluation on costs and benefits.

The report covers four key technology areas: future software defined open networking, internet of senses, quantum internet and net zero telecoms. These were assessed against a framework that considered the prosperity, influence and resilience that intervention in each of the technology areas might achieve for the UK. The report made costed recommendation to government in each of the technology areas.