Following the announcement of a programme on International Mobile Telecommunications (IMT) for 2020 and beyond, in May 2015, the ITU created a Focus Group to lay the foundations for the future development of network specifications for 5G mobile communications.
On 25th November 2015 the Department of Culture, Media and Sport published an independent report on Incorporating Social Value into Spectrum Allocation Decisions. The authors of the report include Patrick Barwise (London Business School), Martin Cave (Imperial College Business School), Peter Culham (Ofcom), Tony Lavender (Plum Consulting), Neil Pratt (Ofcom) and Damian Tambini (LSE).
In 2014 the EU’s Juncker Commission announced that A Connected Digital Single Market was one of its ten key priorities and later it set out 16 actions in order to operationalise it. On 4th December 2015 the public and private stakeholders present at the panel organised by the European Parliament’s Information Office in London showed that serious efforts would be needed to balance key stakes.