How can 5G Enhance Lives?
Nine UK-wide projects to seize the benefits of 5G to accelerate economic recovery.
15:44 15 January 2021
Nine UK-wide projects are set to be launched to trial new innovative uses of 5G. The £28million scheme aims to identify the possible benefits of 5G to various British industries and accelerate economic recovery.
Government-funded test projects include trialling 5G-powered cargo ports and boosting tourism sites, improving fan experience at the O2 arena and MK Dons stadium and using 5G to show the wonders of the world using modern technology featuring Sir David Attenborough. More than half of the projects will utilise Open RAN technology as the government drives greater diversification in the 5G supply chain.
Minister for Digital Infrastructure, Matt Warman, said: "5G is about so much more than faster mobile internet speeds so we’re investing millions to help some of Britain’s brightest innovators explore the huge potential of the technology to improve and enrich our lives."
"The projects we’ve selected will demonstrate how the blistering speeds of 5G can put some rocket fuel in our economy and help businesses bounce back from the pandemic."
On the Sir David Attenborough fronted app Warman added: "5G Create is about exploring new and inventive ways we can use 5G to give British industries a competitive advantage. This cutting-edge app, fronted by broadcasting legend Sir David Attenborough, is set to be an inspiring example of how new technology can reconnect us with the natural world whilst demonstrating the power of 5G to a huge new audience."