COVID-19 update: WM5G is helping to keep the region connected during the global pandemic, supporting the West Midlands in its response, while continuing to showcase the benefits of 5G. Read more.

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Accelerating the benefits of 5G

WM5G Youth Engagement Programme 

WM5G provided six young people aged 18-24 the opportunity to discover how 5G technology works, the benefits it brings and explore the real world improvements it can make to our lives.

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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

Join WM5G at 5G Week
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Join WM5G at 5G Week

The 2nd Annual 5G Week of activities is designed to push forward the 5G ecosystem with workshops and panels all around 5G technology. Read More >

5PRING event – road mapping Smart Cities
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5PRING event – road mapping Smart Cities

A one day information packed event on everything you need to know about 5G, to unlock its possibilities for your business. You’ll hear from industry experts, sector investors and founders that have successfully applied 5G to their business. Read More >

Empowering Manufacturers Through 5G
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Empowering Manufacturers Through 5G

Riccardo Weber, Manufacturing Project Manager at WM5G discusses how 5G can support manufacturers to increase productivity in the context of a huge amount of interest and uptake of 5G technology in the last few months. Read More >

Reflecting on the work of WM5G
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Reflecting on the work of WM5G

Chris Holmes, Programme Director as Transport at West Midlands 5G, looks at the work completed as part of the West Midland's 5G testbed and discusses the future of the project. 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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