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
5prinG presents 5G Explore – Hackathon
This 2-week virtual session brings IoT & Telecommunications supply-side organisations together with West Midlands based challenge-owners to come up with technical solutions to "Managing and Monitoring large groups of socially distancing individuals". Read More >
Digital priorities key to driving recovery in the West Midlands
After a decade of growth, the West Midlands’ economy is being badly affected by COVID-19. Stepping back, the global pandemic is accelerating key digital trends and digital leadership is now at the heart of the recovery plan for the West Midlands. Read More >
Revolutionising transport amid a pandemic
The transport world is changing into one where we need to consider how to use our infrastructure in a more agile way. The outbreak of COVID-19 has presented unparalleled challenges to all sectors but transport has been among the most affected. Read More >
Webinar: Supercharging UK plc with 5G – exploring the economic opportunity
Chair of WM5G, Mark Stansfeld will be speaking in a webinar at 2pm on Monday 6th July 2020. "Supercharging UK plc with 5G – exploring the economic opportunity" is a free webinar looking at the potential of 5G to power the digital economy. Read More >
5G and greater connectivity will transform learning
The way we learn is changing. Read about how 5G can help support learning journeys, in formal or informal education and training, across a variety of subjects, disciplines and interests. Read More >
Why great connectivity is now more important than ever
Connectivity has never been more important. The outbreak of COVID-19 has cast a spotlight on mobile and broadband technology, the enabler for so many of the services we now rely on. Read more about the importance of great connectivity. Read More >
West Midlands Combined Authority appoints digital technology leader Mark Stansfeld to chair West Midlands 5G
West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) has appointed Mark Stansfeld, co-founder and former chairman of Giffgaff, to chair the West Midlands 5G (WM5G) board of directors. Read More >
Why 5G will prove fundamental to improving Healthcare
Long before the outbreak of COVID-19, our healthcare system was already under a significant amount of pressure. There is an inherent need to improve our healthcare system – with new technologies including 5G vital to improving patient care. Read More >