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How West Midlands 5G is helping to keep the region connected during the COVID-19 pandemic

These are unprecedented times and extremely challenging for us all – but rest assured, the telecoms sector is doing everything it can to ensure the UK remains connected.

In our role as an accelerator of 5G technology across the West Midlands, we wanted to let you know what we’re doing to help keep the region connected.

Serving our Local Authorities and LEPs

Over the last few weeks, WM5G has been supporting all seven of our local authorities in their response to the outbreak of COVID-19.

We have provided much-needed guidance and industry expertise to help with their influx of enquiries, ensuring we remain on-hand and easy to engage with throughout.

Supporting our key workers

The Government has reiterated that telecoms engineers are key workers and part of a critical business sector.

Work to repair and maintain existing telecommunications networks and the acceleration of new infrastructure must go on to ensure not only a 5G future, but the reliable connectivity upon which so many are depending amidst this global pandemic.

We are connecting the region’s Police force with mobile network operators, so that they can help protect key workers and patrol key infrastructure locations.

Showcasing the benefits of 5G

Over the next few weeks, WM5G will be illustrating some of the endless possibilities 5G presents and how we have been working to accelerate this through our programme so far.

We encourage you to maintain a watchful eye and learn more about the developments we’re helping to make in healthcare, connectivity, education, manufacturing, transport and economic recovery.

We are working harder than ever to ensure we use 5G to make a real and positive difference to the people, businesses and public sector in the West Midlands.

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