Basingstoke Private 5G Network
Cellnex set to build a private 5G network in Basingstoke.
07:38 22 November 2021
Cellnex UK is set to build a private 5G network that will allow the local business community in Basingstoke to create a 'living lab' that could test next-generation mobile applications.
A private 5G network can be accessed by the target users using either licensed, unlicensed, or shared spectrum, with no resources shared by any third party.
Cellnex, which was awarded by the local council with a ten-year contract for the project, will construct a 5G core and radio access network (RAN) in Basing View to provide businesses with infrastructure for testing, commercialisation, and real-world use of new technologies.
Leader of Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council Cllr Ken Rhatigan said: “5G technology is going to transform the way we all live our lives and deliver significant benefits for our borough’s businesses and encourage more businesses to come and grow here,”
“I am delighted that we have been able to continue our strong track record of partnership with the private sector to attract significant investment to ensure our borough remains a great place to live and work and cement our reputation as a top tech town. We look forward to working with Cellnex and Enterprise M3 to bring our 5G vision to reality.”
David Crawford, Managing Director, Cellnex UK said: “I am delighted that Cellnex UK has been given the opportunity to support Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council’s vision of a fully connected business community in Basing View,”
“Cellnex UK, through its Edzcom business, has deployed over 35 private networks across Europe, including ports, airports, mines, manufacturing plants, refineries and is the ideal partner to deliver Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council plans for economic growth and digital innovation in the area.”