Brighton 5G Testbed for Digital Catapult
Digital Catapult to turn on a 5G mobile network test bed for small and medium enterprises in Brighton in April 2018.
18:56 26 February 2018
Digital Catapult is investing £270,000 of its own cash to bring 5G technology to Brighton. The project will be further boosted by the £1.2million local growth fund investment from local enterprise partnership Coast to Capital.
The project marks the first ever non-academic 5G test in the UK that will target small and medium businesses around Brighton. The goal is provide access to advanced digital solution that can boost the growth of enterprises.
Digital Catapult CEO Jeremy Silver, said: “The arrival of 5G will be fundamental to UK economic success and international competitiveness in future. 5G will supercharge communications, transforming the way we live, work and play, and drive innovation across industries, from manufacturing to healthcare to the creative industries, where Brighton is particularly prominent,”
“The government’s new Industrial Strategy recognises the potential of 5G, but to take full and immediate advantage of this infrastructure, businesses need to be prepared. The establishment of real-scale, open innovation test beds will meet this need.
“The 5G test bed that Digital Catapult is delivering in Brighton is the first of this scale outside of academia, but it won’t be the last.
“It’s our hope that others will follow our example and expand efforts to convene early-stage stakeholders to ensure 5G infrastructure delivers for all.”