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Accelerating the benefits of 5G

Independent study confirms West Midlands has best 5G coverage

The West Midlands and Birmingham – which have reaped the rewards of West Midlands 5G’s Infrastructure Acceleration programme – have been ranked highest in a new 5G mobile coverage study by independent telecoms advisory company umlaut.

 

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What is 5G?

Superfast, reliable connectivity – Increased capacity – Low latency

5G is the latest mobile technology that the UK’s leading network operators have been rolling out since 2019. It brings greater speeds, an increased capacity and a much lower latency – opening up additional functionality for mobile services, and new opportunities for the people, businesses and public services of our region.

The fifth-generation technology can drive new possibilities within transport, health and social care services, manufacturing, and more. Our role is to help you discover those opportunities and unlock the digital potential of the West Midlands.

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Latest News & Events

5PRING Panel – Manufacturing Series
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5PRING Panel – Manufacturing Series

5PRING is holding a panel session on how organisations in the manufacturing sector can explore innovation with the power of 5G. Panellists will also dive into the value of 5G for businesses in the sector and what they should be doing to be 5G ready. Read More >

A landmark moment in the future of 5G
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A landmark moment in the future of 5G

Last week, Apple unveiled the first range of 5G iPhones to the world; the iPhone 12. These new devices mark a significant milestone in the 5G journey, as all the major manufacturers in the smartphone world have now launched 5G-enabled handsets. Read More >

WM5G featured by Birmingham Business magazine
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WM5G featured by Birmingham Business magazine

WM5G has been featured in Birmingham Business magazine. Read what our programme director of transport, Chris Holmes has to say about the recent first round transport competition winners and how they could help to improve transport in the region. Read More >

Mark Stansfeld featured by Rail Business Daily
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Mark Stansfeld featured by Rail Business Daily

Chair of WM5G, Mark Stansfeld has written an article for Rail Business Daily, looking at what's next for 5G in the rail industry. Mobile and broadband connectivity has become more important than ever to the way we live and work... Read More >

WM5G at Birmingham Tech Week
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WM5G at Birmingham Tech Week

West Midlands 5G and 5PRING will be involved in a number of webinars as part of Birmingham Tech Week, which runs from 12th to 16th October 2020. Find out when each session is happening and how to attend. Read More >

Transport competition winner: Passenger Management
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Transport competition winner: Passenger Management

Passenger Management by Wordnerds and GoMedia aims to solve a series of transport issues by asking the following question: What could a public transport operator achieve with traveller experience, if they knew how every passenger was feeling? Read More >

Discover 5G

A defining capability of 5G is that it has been designed for forward compatibility – that means it will be able to support future applications and services that remain unknown to us today.

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How 5G will transform your levels of media consumption on the go. Mobile video has seen exponential growth in recent years thanks to 4G – and with 5G being up to 10 times quicker – video streaming, ride sharing, food ordering and more are going to feel even faster.

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How 5G can connect a paramedic in an ambulance to a hospital physician hundreds of miles away. Or support smart factories in increasing their operational productivity and precision. And even help us travel via autonomous vehicles in the future.

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How 5G can transform the future of public transport. We’ve been trialling everything from remote HD CCTV services on the region’s trams, to smarter, more intuitive ways to park on our cities’ congested urban roads. With 5G, we’re able to explore a much safer and more reliable passenger experience.

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