September Newsletter

    Newsletter added by UK5G on 20 Sep 2019
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Welcome to the UK5G newsletter, your fortnightly update on events and news from the UK's 5G testbeds and trials. 

From the 5G RuralFirst team...

Today at 5G RuralFirst we’re delighted to announce the launch of ‘Tapestry – Sounds of a 5G Orkney’ - a celebration of the use cases and trials we have been conducting in the Orkney Islands.

As part of our mission to prove the potential of rural 5G, we teamed up with Orcadian Composer, Erland Cooper to create a musical track inspired by sounds from across a 5G connected Orkney, one of the UK’s most remote places.

We wanted to create a piece of music that truly celebrates life and industry on the island and showcases the power and potential 5G can bring rural areas.

Firstly, we invited Orcadian citizens to share the sounds that incapsulate Orkney for them – we had everything from buzzing bees to bonnie bagpipes submitted!

We also collected sounds from across our test site locations: Scottish Sea Farms, the pre-historic village of Skara Brae and Hammars Hill wind farm. These sounds showcase the different uses of 5G in rural areas, from industrial IoT at the salmon farms to sustainable tourism at Skara Brae.

Finally,  we set up 5G enabled remote mics, temporarily planted throughout the islands to stream the sounds of Orkney, in real time, straight to Erland’s studio in London.

These sounds, along with the sounds collected at our use case sites and sent in by the residents helped inspire and create the music track.

The result? A beautiful eleven-and-a-half-minute sonic portrait of what it is to live and work in Orkney.

This is Tapestry – the sound of a 5G Orkney.


To find out more about the campaign, watch the films, and learn more about the use cases that have inspired it all, head to our website.  

Upcoming events this month

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

24th-26th SepThe UK Space Conference 2019 | Wales

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

26th Sep | CW TEC | Cambridge 

26th SepPublic lecture - 'The future paths for 5G technology', Mansoor Hanif (CTO, Ofcom) | Bristol 

30th SepAn Advanced Introduction to 5G Technology | London

30th Sep5G Resilience and Security | London 

If you are delivering a webinar or event on 5G, please upload onto the UK5G website by submitting details via your UK5G dashboard or email 

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RCC Briefing Event

Last week, DCMS, supported by UK5G, delivered a funding competition briefing event in Leeds for the £30m Rural Connected Communities Project (RCC) as part of the 5G Testbeds and Trials Programme.

You can access the slides and filming of the event on our resources page here.

RCC briefing event

More from UK5G...

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Over the weekend of the 20th and 21st July 2019, the DCMS-funded 5G Smart Tourism trial demonstrated these 5G capabilities at the Bristol Harbour Festival.

EVENTH2020 Briefing Webinar | 11th Oct
This webinar will give an overview of Horizon 2020 5G related Call topics, background information and support available for both UK and European organisations in how to apply for funding and search for partners.

NEWSWest Midlands gears up for the next phase of 5G
West Midlands 5G (WM5G) has held a series of demos to celebrate the launch of the UK’s first dedicated 5G accelerator programme, which will help businesses to develop services on top of the technology.

Deadline approaching for 5G funding competition

A reminder that the deadline for the Manufacturing and Logistics Sectors Projects competition is noon 10th October. 

We recommend scrolling through the collaboration exchange as a number of companies are seeking consortia partners. 

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