A vibrant, competitive, business-quality communications infrastructure is vital to Britain’s growth prospects. In planning for the future, Government must recognise – and prioritize – the crucial role played by the communications network in general and professional business-quality communications in particular.
This requires putting comms at the very centre of policy thinking as a core enabler for the wider policy agenda of strengthening the UK’s global competitiveness, driving inward investment and enabling and encouraging the industries of tomorrow.
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Professional radiocommunications is an extremely important aid to the functioning of our whole society. It is used to coordinate the actions of teams who provide use with a host of essential things. To mention only a few, these things include:
Food in the shops
Electricity in our homes
Transport in all its forms
Security for your business premises
and so on.
This is not the same as the mobile you may carry in your handbag. This is a completely different thing. It is designed to be utterly reliable and able to withstand all sorts of adverse conditions where other communications might quickly fail.
The whole operational radiocommunications sector has been undergoing significant change as new user needs, technologies and opportunities emerge. These changes not only present vital opportunities for the UK, they also challenge long-held, regulatory assumptions and have, in the past, made even the most fundamental regulatory principles outmoded and continue to do so.
Because of the importance this form of radiocommunications, it is crucial that the regulatory environment supports the end goals, moving the UK forward. The FCS is therefore delighted that Ofcom and other organisations understand the importance of this sector.
The Federation of Communication Services works very closely with expert teams within Ofcom and other organisations to ensure that the operations we need to have happen continue to be supported as they change and develop.