COVID-19 Update: West Midlands 5G is helping to keep the region connected during the COVID-19 pandemic. We’re supporting our Local Authorities, LEPs and key workers, while continuing to showcase the benefits of 5G. Read the full statement.

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Accelerating the benefits of 5G

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

5PRING is the UK’s first 5G commercial application accelerator. Our aim is to help organisations of all sizes harness the power of 5G to deliver growth and innovation throughout the West Midlands and beyond.

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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.

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Imagine 5G

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

Imagine…

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.

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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.

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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

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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 >

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AppyWay use case video

The West Midlands is the first region in the UK to trial the concept of 5G-enabled identification of live kerbside parking availability. With the support of parking technology provider AppyWay, a trials took place on Stratford Road in Birmingham. Read More >

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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 >

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