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
WM5G awards O2 contract to launch UK’s first 5G accelerators in three major cities
West Midlands 5G (WM5G) Limited has awarded a major contract to a consortium led by Telefonica UK (O2) to build 5G accelerators in Birmingham, Wolverhampton and Coventry. The other consortium members include Deloitte, Wayra and Digital Catapult. Read More >
Briefing Session Information: 5G Enabled Road and Rail Transport Trials
Invest up to £2.5 million in innovation projects that develop a new service or product. These must improve road and rail operational efficiency, provide better-connected transport or improve the experience for travellers. Read More >
West Midlands 5G at the 5G-ACIA Quarterly Workshop on Industrial Automation in Coventry
The UK’s 5G and manufacturing sectors recently hosted the international 5G Alliance for Connected Industries and Automation’s (5G-ACIA) quarterly workshop in Coventry on February 10th 2020. Read More >
Protected: 5G Workshop – WMCA Non – Constituent Authorities
To help you make the most of 5G WM5G organised a workshop on Tuesday 4th February. We hope that you and your colleagues enjoyed the day please see information and presentation from the day here. Read More >
West Midlands 5G appoints Michel Sabatier as Business Development Director
West Midlands 5G Limited (WM5G), a new organisation set-up to deliver the UK’s first region-wide 5G testbed, has appointed Michel Sabatier as Business Development Director. Read More >
Announcement of 5G – Enabled Road and Rail Transport Trials in the West Midlands
West Midlands 5G (WM5G), in partnership with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), West Midlands Combined Authority and in collaboration with Innovate UK, Read More >
The New Electronic Communications Code 2017 (ECC) Guidelines
The new Electronic Communications Code (ECC) came in to force on 28th December 2017 as a schedule to the Digital Economy Act 2017. Read More >