The rollout of the UK’s future 5G mobile network must be handled better than 4G was, according to a new report. The current 4G network ranks only 54th in the world in terms of coverage, a panel of government-appointed experts has said. The National Infrastructure Commission said there must be far fewer dead spots the next time round. The NIC predicted the need for tens of thousands of small wireless cells in towns and cities for devices to connect to the 5G network. The idea is that these would have less range than the current mobile phone masts, but there would be more of them and they would be better positioned to ensure blanket coverage.