What we do

Unlocking the potential of 5G…

What we do

West Midlands 5G’s overarching objective is to accelerate the deployment of 5G networks and to test, prove and scale new 5G products and services across the West Midlands – accelerating the benefits of 5G for citizens, businesses and the public sector in the region.

We are currently operating several strategic projects to achieve this, including:

  • Infrastructure Acceleration
  • Application Accelerator (5PRING)
  • Transport
  • Manufacturing
  • Health & Social Care
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Application Accelerator (powered by 5PRING)

In partnership with an O2-led consortium supported by Wayra, Deloitte and Digital Catapult, we’ve launched 5PRING – the UK’s first 5G application accelerator. Many of the digital services we have come to rely on have been developed by “start-ups” and “scale-ups”. 5PRING is our way to support them.
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Infrastructure Acceleration

It’s all about getting the foundations right, and in our role as arbitrators, we’re working with Mobile Network Operators and Local Authorities to accelerate the roll-out of 5G and fibre networks across the West Midlands.
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Manufacturing

Faster, reliable and wireless: 5G is the gearshift that can change the way that West Midlands manufacturing companies operate. With manufacturers beginning to shift from fixed-line connections to wireless network infrastructure, this project illustrates why firms should be making the switch.
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Health and social care

Like the rest of the UK, the West Midlands faces major pressures on its healthcare services. To deliver better patient care, we need to work to improve the productivity of our healthcare systems and prove that 5G is a key enabling intervention to achieving this.
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Transport

We’re exploring how to revolutionise the future of transport across the region with a series of trials. With 5G, we can ease urban traffic congestion and pollution and make public transport a much safer, more viable and increasingly tailored experience.
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