Accelerating the benefits of 5G

WM5G is here to deliver benefits – for people, public services and businesses in the West Midlands.

Mobile services have transformed how we live and work. 5G is the fifth generation of mobile technology which is set to transform the way we work and play over the next decade.

What is WM5G?

Let’s talk 5G

Superfast and reliable connectivity – New opportunities – Transforming the West Midlands

5G is the next generation of mobile technology. Put simply, 5G is really fast (5-10 times faster than 4G), it can guarantee very short delays in delivering content and enables many more devices to be connected at the same time. This is important as more and more objects become connected to the internet, such as vehicles, clothing, smart lampposts, cows (yes, really!) and much more. 5G has the potential to deliver many benefits to people, public services and businesses.

Health and care services, transport, the manufacturing and construction industries, and lifelong learning are just some of the areas that will benefit from enhanced connectivity across the public and private sectors.


Imagine 5G

5G is the next generation of mobile network technologies – but what can it deliver?


Downloading a film in seconds rather than minutes while on the move. But that’s only part of the new-look digital era as 5G unlocks new technologies that will revolutionise – and touch – all aspects of our everyday lives.


Connecting with the emergency services to get urgent remote assistance. And much more…. but the most exciting thing is we don’t even know what some of these new services and applications might look like yet.


Travelling via connected autonomous vehicles and many other use cases. What some of these will be we don’t know … because the story to 5G has only just begun.

News & Events


5G Transport Ready

WM5G are here to test, prove and scale new 5G services in the transport sector and we have more than 70 use cases currently being explored with a view to identifying a smaller number to develop and take forward. Read More >


5G ACIA Conference

5G-ACIA will be holding a 3-day member event in our region in January 2020 and they have invited WM5G to lead on a workshop on day 3 with a focus on Industrial 5G. Read More >


European Hospital Journal

On the back of the WM5G demonstration event at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) in June, where we showcased how 5G can transform healthcare and the emergency services, we have been interviewed by the European Health Journal. Read More >


WM5G showcases the power of 5G in the West Midlands

West Midlands 5G (WM5G), a new organisation set-up by the region to deliver the first region-wide 5G testbed, has hosted a series of exciting 5G demonstrations in partnership with Birmingham City University and telecommunications giant Ericsson. Read More >

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