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Accelerating the benefits of 5G

Launching three 5PRING Innovation Hubs

5PRING will be opening not one, not two but three innovation hubs in the West Midlands. Coventry, Wolverhampton and Birmingham will be leading the way in the UK’s connectivity innovation.

 

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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.

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Latest News & Events

Transforming social care provision with 5G
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Transforming social care provision with 5G

West Midlands 5G's Health and Social Care Lead, Adrian Smith, has been featured in the latest issue of The Carer magazine, discussing how 5G will help to transform social care provision and improve patient safety. Read More >

WM5G at Venturefest West Midlands
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WM5G at Venturefest West Midlands

West Midlands 5G's managing director, Robert Franks, will be speaking at Venturefest West Midlands on Thursday 28th January. Venturefest West Midlands is a free, one-day event aimed at supporting business growth through innovation. Read More >

5G Technologies for Future Innovation
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5G Technologies for Future Innovation

Kick-start future business innovation with 5G. Join our 5G Innovation Alliance partners for an interactive online event designed for Coventry & Warwickshire’s ambitious creative and digital businesses. 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.

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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.

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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.

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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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