What we do

Translating 5G
into reality…

What we do

West Midlands 5G is accelerating the benefits of 5G for people living and working in the West Midlands. WM5G will do this by operating a number of projects and the first will include …

Citizen Wellbeing (Health & Social Care)
Mobility (Transport)
Industry (Manufacturing and Construction)

The deployment of 5G and fibre networks will be accelerated so that areas with patchy coverage and weak signal strength are reduced.  WM5G’s role is to focus on clear and practical problems and challenges – and turn them into opportunities. The projects are essentially trials which will explore the potential of 5G.

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5G Application Accelerator

Many of the digital services we have benefited from over the last decade have been developed by small businesses, so-called “start-ups” and “scale-ups.”
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Industry 4.0

The West Midlands has a strong manufacturing base and a proud heritage, playing a leading role in the Industrial Revolution. In addition, our region is being transformed through billions of pounds of investment in new construction projects, including HS2 linking Birmingham and London.
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Citizen Wellbeing

The West Midlands is no different to any other region of the UK with major pressures on health and care services. But imagine if service delivery could be transformed using 5G technology.
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Mobility

How can 5G help to ease urban traffic congestion – and make public transport more attractive to residents and visitors? That’s the fundamental challenge for our mobility team.
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