August Newsletter

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Welcome to the UK5G newsletter; your fortnightly update on 5G events and news around the UK's testbeds and trials.

Note from the UK5G team...

Whilst many of the 5G community are enjoying a summer holiday, we wanted to update those of you still picking up your emails with a few ideas for engagement...

Many events for the autumn have been added to the website, so be sure to check out the full roster of events and diarise those that look useful to attend. If your company is hosting any 5G events - including webinars - please flag them with us as we are here to help your teams promote these activities. 

Similarly, if your company has a 5G-related news story, white paper, presentation or opinion piece, you can increase its readership by uploading it to the UK5G site via your dashboard.

And if you have a specific 5G Project which isn't yet listed on the site, get in touch! This area isn't just for DCMS-sponsored programmes, but for any activity that is actively exploring how 5G can be deployed. We're keen to build a comprehensive listing of all 5G activities in the UK - but we need your help, so please do share what you are doing.

Finally, we urge you to share the Manufacturing and Logistics funding competition call which is nearing its first deadline:  30th August: Clarification Questions Receipt Deadline.

5G Use Case Trials Updates

AutoAir's Peter Claydon from Airspan was featured on a Radio 4 programme discussing 5G health concerns last month. The testbed will be exhibiting 5G demos at Cenex-LCV2019 - register your free ticket here.

AutoAir also welcomed Matt Warman MP to see their network at Millbrook Proving Ground in Bedfordshire. Mr Warman met Paul Senior, CEO of AutoAir partner company Dense Air, along with Peter Stoker, chief engineer of Millbrook. Mr Warman was driven around the site and experienced the AutoAir network first hand. See video below.

Worcestershire 5G Consortium was featured in the Mail on Sunday last month - you can view the article here. Mark Stansfeld joins Ros Singleton on a panel '5G and service evolution' at Total Telecom Congress on 29th October, moderated by Paul Beastall from Cambridge Consultants (please note discount code listed in events section below). Mark will also be presenting at Mobile World Congress in LA this October. 

5G RuralFirst's work on the Orkney Islands was featured on BBC Click (head to 3mins in) with another media tour planned for September. An indepth article by the BBC can be read here. They're currently seeking 'sounds of the Orkneys' - can you help?

5GRIT are delivering a rural showcase at Lancaster Uni next month. The 5GRIT project has illuminated some of the biggest challenges facing efforts to bridge the UK’s digital divide and proven the case for supporting businesses and communities in hard-to-reach areas. You can register your free ticket here.

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Upcoming Events

12th Sep | Contracting barriers for connected cities

19th Sep | RF Tech Day – Intel FPGA/Analog Devices Solutions | Harlow

20th Sep | The Digital World: IoT (BSI partner event - 10% discount on event page) | London 

24th SepThe UK Space Conference 2019

25th Sep | 5G Rural Showcase | Lancaster (this will be webcast too)

26th Sep | CW Technology & Engineering Conference (CW TEC) 

30th SepAn Advanced Introduction to 5G Technology

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If you are delivering a webinar or event on 5G, please email

More from UK5G...

NEWSGovernment plans to safeguard the future security of UK Telecoms 
Jeremy Wright's Oral Statement on the Telecoms Supply Chain Review >> Read report (pdf)

NEWSO2 to launch 5G network in UK in October (BBC) 
O2 has announced it plans to turn on its 5G mobile network in October.

UPDATEWest Midlands 5G joins UK5G as an Associate Partner
We are delighted that WM5G has joined UK5G as an associate partner which means we'll be able to promote insight and opportunities to our members more efficiently. 

RESOURCE5GRIT interim report
This interim final report covers two critical strands of the 5GRIT project associated with monitoring and evaluation.

VIDEOJamie Cullum leads world’s first 5G music lesson
Critically acclaimed musician and songwriter Jamie Cullum led the world’s first 5G music lesson from his piano at the Roman Amphitheatre in London, playing live with amateur musicians in Bristol and Birmingham using 5G technology.

TESTBED5G RuralFirst Videos
The Beyond the City panel discussion and individual presentation videos are now live on their YouTube channel.

NEWSThree launches 5G network in the UK
Three has launched its 5G service for the home, initially available to residents of certain areas of London only.

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August Newsletter 2019

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