Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 23rd October 2018.

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Photo of Ranil Jayawardena Ranil Jayawardena Conservative, North East Hampshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether he will make it his policy to ensure that mobile operators share a proportion of the 5G radio spectrum with local communities that seek to build and deploy 5G base stations.

Photo of Margot James Margot James The Minister of State, Department for Culture, Media and Sport

In the Future Telecoms Infrastructure Review, the Government set out that spectrum sharing might enable more efficient use of spectrum and could help to maximise the potential benefits of 5G to the UK.

The design of auctions to assign spectrum for 5G or other services is a matter for Ofcom, the UK's independent spectrum regulator which is accountable to parliament

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