5G's Versatility Demonstrated by Liverpool Project
The Liverpool 5G Consortium wins £4.3million grants for its efforts in showing how 5G networks can be.
14:45 27 August 2020
The Liverpool 5G Consortium has been given a £4.3million grant to further its efforts in showing how robust 5G networks can be and how they can benefit businesses across various industries in the country. The funding was awarded through a larger project designed to explore how 5G technology can be used to revolutionise health and social care technologies. The scheme, called the 5G Testbed and Trials Programme, was launched by the UK's Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) to encourage 5G innovations.
Liverpool 5G describes itself as a "unique and innovative consortium of public sector health and social care suppliers, the NHS, university researchers, third sector organisations, agile local SMEs and a leading UK 5G technology vendor, who came together to deliver the DCMS-funded Liverpool 5G testbed."
Joe Spencer, a professor from the University of Liverpool's Department of Electrical Engineering and Electronics, said: "This is a great opportunity to build on our previous testbed and develop the British technology that can change people's lives by enabling affordable connectivity and reducing digital poverty."
Matt Warman, the UK Digital Infrastructure Minister, added: "5G is not just about having a faster mobile phone, so we're funding groundbreaking projects across the UK to explore other ways in which the revolutionary technology can make people's lives better. Coronavirus requires us to look at new ways to provide healthcare remotely to the most vulnerable and I'm delighted to commit further funding to Liverpool's successful 5G trial working on this issue."