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
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 >
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 >
West Midlands 5G speaking on Barrier Busting at the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Telecoms Forum Conference 2019
At West Midlands 5G (WM5G) we were delighted that our barrier busting lead, Ric Reilly, was asked to speak at the RICS Telecoms Forum Conference yesterday (November 14). Read More >
WM5G appoints Tracy Westall as Non-Executive Director
West Midlands 5G Limited (WM5G), a new organisation set-up to deliver the UK’s first region-wide 5G testbed, has appointedTracy Westall, a board level executive in the technology sector with more than 30 years’ experience. Read More >
WM5G showcases the power of 5G in the West Midlands
West Midlands 5G (WM5G), a new organisation set-up by the region to deliver the first region-wide 5G testbed, has hosted a series of exciting 5G demonstrations in partnership with Birmingham City University and telecommunications giant Ericsson. Read More >