Glasgow 5G Testbed
Glasgow hopes to become one of UK’s 5G testbeds, applies for £100 million funding.
20:09 25 April 2018
Glasgow has confirmed that it has applied for up to £100million funding from the Department for Digital, Cultural, Media and Sport to become part of its 5G Testbed and Trials Programme. If successful in its bid, Glasgow will use the funds to install infrastructure to support 5G trials.
Councillor Susan Aitken, leader of Glasgow City Council, said: “Glasgow has ambitions to be a world class city in which everyone flourishes and, if successful, this funding bid could help put us ahead of the curve in digital connectivity.
“We believe Glasgow is ideally placed to push the boundaries of 5G application by devising pioneering ways of using this powerful new technology to improve life in the city.
“Glasgow has a growing economy with a thriving tech sector, a highly skilled workforce, two Innovation Districts and world-class sporting, conference and entertainment venues. We have also proved our ability to deliver large scale, leading- edge technology projects with the £24m Future City Glasgow programme.
“However, the city also faces challenges in areas such as health, poverty and unemployment. Investing in digital connectivity has huge potential to help us tackle these issues in new and creative ways - ensuring all sectors of the city benefit from this digital revolution.”
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