COVID-19 update: WM5G is helping to keep the region connected during the global pandemic, supporting the West Midlands in its response, while continuing to showcase the benefits of 5G. Read more.


The Manufacturing Digital Journey

Supporting SMEs and larger-scale manufacturers on their digital-powered journey

The Manufacturing Digital Journey is designed to support manufacturers of all sizes in adopting digital technology to drive true productivity improvements and power post-pandemic recovery.

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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.


Latest News & Events

5G World 2021

5G World 2021

On Friday at 1pm, virtually attend a session hosted by WM5G's Health & Social Care lead, Adrain Smith, discussing the use of 5G powered solutions in health & social care at 5G World 2021. Read More >

5PRING X WM5G | The Future of Transport Event

5PRING X WM5G | The Future of Transport Event

A new future is on the horizon. 5G will unlock step changes intransport and manufacturing sectors in ways previously thought unfathomable. From September 8th - September 9th, 5PRING and West Midlands 5G (WM5G) are delievering a two-day event. 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.


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.


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.


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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