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.
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
West Midlands 5G featured in Future of 5G report
West Midlands 5G has been featured in a Future of 5G report by The Times' Raconteur supplement. The 20-page supplement looked at how 5G is helping to kick-start economic recovery, the politicisation of 5G and three sectors set to win big from 5G. Read More >
West Midlands 5G and Transport for West Midlands pioneer revolutionary new transport projects
Following a successful funding competition, West Midlands 5G Limited (WM5G) is investing £2.4 million in seven UK-based consortiums to support the development of new products and services to transform transport across the region. Read More >
Three 5PRING Engage events coming soon
Join O2, Deloitte, Digital Catapult, Wayra and West Midlands 5G for a 3-day 5prinG Engage event series. 5prinG Engage will take you through the fundamentals of 5G for transport and mobility with expert panellists, followed by case study workshops. Read More >
WM5G featured in report on local authority collaboration and connectivity
West Midlands 5G has been featured in a new report from Cornerstone, looking at the importance of local authority collaboration to deliver mobile connectivity. Read More >
Benefits of 5G and 5PRING Application Accelerator Event
The West Midlands 5G team will be taking part in an online event on the benefits of 5G on Monday 21st September at 3pm. Businesses are invited to find out more about the benefits 5G can bring to your business and support available to explore them. Read More >
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. Read More >
5PRING Engage Workshop – Discover the True Potential of 5G Event
Join O2, Deloitte, Digital Catapult, Wayra and West Midlands 5G at the “5prinG Engage – Discover the True Potential of 5G” 1day workshop to rapidly identify how 5G has the potential to add value to your organisation. Read More >
Ministers call on councils to help deliver digital connectivity ambitions
Government ministers are calling on local councils to help ensure people can access better broadband and mobile connectivity crucial to the UK’s coronavirus recovery. Read More >
9th & 15th September 2020: Briefings for round two of transport project funding
Briefings for round two of our transport project funding competition will be held on 9th and 15th September 2020. Projects must improve road and rail operational efficiency, provide better-connected transport or improve the experience for travellers. Read More >