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A review into the UK's telecoms markets has been launched by the government.

The cross-government Future Telecoms Infrastructure Review will investigate what can be done to support investment in technologies such as full fibre and 5G.

It will also seek to establish whether the government can do anything to promote the optimum conditions to achieve widespread coverage.

Matt Hancock, the Digital Minister, noted that the government has already committed more than £1 billion to supporting a business case for investment in full fibre and 5G networks through investment programmes and initiatives such as the Barrier Busting Task Force.

"We’d like to build on what has been achieved so far, by removing future barriers before they arise," he said.

Mr Hancock added that the government wants to ensure that market and policy conditions are "as good as they can be to maximise investment in new technologies".

The government will publish a report outlining its conclusions in summer next year, following extensive engagement with industry stakeholders.

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