Three Connected Britain Awards for RuralDorset
5G RuralDorset wins three awards at Connected Britain conference.
08:50 27 September 2021
RuralDorset, a ground-breaking project that aims to bring fast and reliable broadband connection to rural areas, has won three awards at Connected Britain conference.
The yearly conference, which brings together leaders in digital transformation, technology and regulation, focused on exploring how 5G can contribute to the UK's economic revolution post-pandemic.
In awarding the 5G Initiative prize, the judges made mention of the project's research into the future of food. They said they were impressed with the innovative approaches being explored in deploying infrastructure in sensitive areas, which include the world's first 700 Mhz standalone 5G network.
The panel were also impressed with RuralDorset's research into the reduction of harmful chemicals in farming through the use of non-chemical weeding using robotics at a per-plant level.
Dorset Council Deputy Leader Peter Wharf said: “We are absolutely over the moon to have taken home three awards from Connected Britain this year. My thanks go to the whole team for their dedication and commitment and also to our partners without whom none of this important work would be possible. This recognition goes to show that Dorset Council is leading the way in next generation connectivity research.”