Who we are

Working to transform and deliver tangible benefits

What is WM5G?

West Midlands 5G (WM5G) is a new organisation set up to accelerate the benefits of 5G throughout the region.

WM5G will manage a number of projects to speed up the launch of 5G networks and test, prove and scale up new 5G services – for local people, public services and businesses.

WM5G is wholly owned by the West Midlands Combined Authority and works in partnership with public and private sector organisations to deliver these projects.

The first of many…

Initial projects will focus on Citizen Wellbeing (health and social care), Mobility (transport), and Manufacturing and Construction. From connected ultrasound to self-drive vehicles, WM5G will open up new pathways of possibility through 5G.

WM5G is also working in partnership with local authorities and mobile network providers to accelerate the roll-out of 5G and fibre networks. This is crucial because everyone has experienced the impact of poor coverage with patchy signals. WM5G aims to boost 5G coverage in the West Midlands by 20% by the end of the project.

WM5G has the potential to deliver real benefits for people and businesses, and make the West Midlands the hub of the UK’s 5G ecosystem.

WM5G is here to: Explore – Accelerate – Sustain

Vision

Using 5G to make a real and positive difference to the people, businesses and the public sector in the West Midlands.

Mission

Accelerate the adoption of 5G technology to bring opportunities and improvements to the West Midlands

Meet the team

West Midlands 5G is made up of a number of teams, which enable us to deliver our mission. The operational teams are supported by a strategic leadership board.

 

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