The importance of 5G to the Northern economy
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UK5G is the new national innovation network dedicated to the promotion of research, collaboration and the commercial application of 5G in the UK.
UK5G facilitates and encourages the engagement and coordination of organisations working on 5G activities across the UK.
The testbeds & trials programme harnesses the power of evolving technology to catalyse 5G innovation in the UK.
UK5G wants to reach out widely to the UK and beyond to build a vibrant 5G community.
Projects and programmes
The UK is already investing in large numbers of 5G projects at various technology.
UK5G is delivered and supported by leaders across the UK.
Our team is independent and impartial with a senior advisory board.
Developments in 5G technology in themselves offer opportunities for UK research organisations and businesses to grow and succeed internationally. The UK is particularly strong in operational and business systems’ software design, system integration and security.
Precision agriculture is now incorporating sensor technology to gather information on livestock, crops and soil, at dense spatial level - alerting the farmer to real-time operational issues.
The Testbed programme will work closely with the National Cyber Security Centre to help ensure that the development of cyber security skills and best practices grows at pace in keeping with the digitalisation of more and more of society and the economy.
Citizens will access more cultural activity, from enhanced media distribution to more engaging sporting events and unprecedented and immersive digital arts experiences - deploying holography and mixed reality applications.
Low latency will enable high-frequency mobile trading, enhance security features for mobile transactions, and frictionless, personalised payment technology.
5G will better enable connected care for the elderly, smart-health, and improved access for people with disabilities. 5G, with its ultra low latency, will enable the mentoring medical practitioners, such as surgeons, at a distance - in real time.
UK5G will become a focal point for international engagement into the UK’s 5G eco-system - encouraging international participation and investment. Testbeds will draw on the UK’s R&D strengths in these areas with the involvement of internationally recognised academics.
The telecommunications network will become more responsive, and handsets allow advanced features such as augmented reality.
5G will enable more autonomous machine-to-machine communication that will deliver greater operational efficiency in Industry. The boundary between computing and networks will be blurred, enabling more process automation through mobile edge computing...
The coming revolution in vehicle technologies has the potential to transform the way we all travel. The response times promised by 5G will support the requirements of connected and autonomous vehicles particularly in Vehicle to Infrastructure (V2I) Vehicle to Vehicle (V2V) applications.
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