WM5G featured by Midlands Business Insider
Members of the West Midlands 5G team have been quoted in Midlands Business Insider in an article on how UK SMEs in the aerospace sector have benefitted from the installation of a 5G network. Read More >
With a recent study finding that 74% of manufacturing decision-makers are considering upgrading their communications networks by 2022, it’s clear that 5G has a leading role to play in the future of the industry. But how can 5G change the face of manufacturing and engineering in the next few years and beyond?
We are beginning to see the dawn of a fourth industrial revolution, with factories embracing connected devices, automation and artificial intelligence. This opens the door to a world of possibilities, but it also requires strong, reliable connectivity to power these new technologies.
Factories reliant on connected devices and automation technologies such as artificial intelligence are fast becoming the norm in manufacturing. The factories of the future will no doubt need to work fast and more efficiently, to provide cost savings, sustainability and increased outputs. It is their networks that connect them and drive this efficiency, which is why 5G is starting to prove so pivotal for manufacturers.
This is particularly important in the West Midlands, with its strong manufacturing heritage. Our region is strong across manufacturing sectors including aerospace, automotive, pharmaceutical and food, earning its title of the Midlands Engine.
AE Aerospace is the first manufacturing SME in the UK to launch a private network. Watch this video to learn more about how they’re implementing this groundbreaking technology.
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The Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC), a facility in Coventry dedicated to supporting manufacturers to benefit from new technologies, is launching a 5G private network to help manufacturers boost productivity via 5G use cases.
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Telefonica's O2 UK and aerospace company, Leonardo have teamed up to investigate applications and demonstrate the advantages of 5G private networks to the defence and security industry. Read More >
The Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC), a facility in Coventry dedicated to supporting manufacturers to benefit from new technologies, is launching a 5G private network to help manufacturers boost productivity via 5G use cases. Read More >
AE Aerospace, a leading manufacturing business in the West Midlands, will be the first UK SME to deploy a 5G private network and will work together with WM5G and its technology partners, on three new 5G use cases set to transform manufacturing. Read More >
Leveraging 5G technologies to accelerate growth for Industry 4.0. Together BT, the University of Warwick and Warwickshire County Council are hosting this event, one of three. Read More >
5PRING is holding a panel session on how organisations in the manufacturing sector can explore innovation with the power of 5G. Panellists will also dive into the value of 5G for businesses in the sector and what they should be doing to be 5G ready. Read More >
Government ministers are calling on local councils to help ensure people can access better broadband and mobile connectivity crucial to the UK’s coronavirus recovery. Read More >
After a decade of growth, the West Midlands’ economy is being badly affected by COVID-19. Stepping back, the global pandemic is accelerating key digital trends and digital leadership is now at the heart of the recovery plan for the West Midlands. Read More >
Chair of WM5G, Mark Stansfeld will be speaking in a webinar at 2pm on Monday 6th July 2020. "Supercharging UK plc with 5G – exploring the economic opportunity" is a free webinar looking at the potential of 5G to power the digital economy. Read More >
The UK’s 5G and manufacturing sectors recently hosted the international 5G Alliance for Connected Industries and Automation’s (5G-ACIA) quarterly workshop in Coventry on February 10th 2020. Read More >