I hope you’re well.
I thought it might be useful to have a quick update on the DCMS supported 5G Testbed and Trials Programme. Funding for most projects (around 25) came to an end on 31st March. There is an on-going programme of work to close out these projects, and, most importantly, to ensure that the insights and lessons learned can be effectively disseminated over the coming months. UK5G will be working with the Projects and DCMS to help.
Despite the programme’s success, due to numerous external challenges including global component shortages and Covid-19, some projects have been granted more time to improve and refine their use cases. Six Rural and Industrial projects have been granted an extension until the end of June, and a further six projects are completing later in the year. We’ll publish details on this shortly.
Meanwhile the new Telco Diversification projects and the eight DCIA projects are just beginning, so the vibrant eco-system – so apparent at the recent 5G showcase (see highlight video here) – continues!
If you have any questions, please do feel free to get in touch.
Head of UK5G
In this Newsletter
- Faces of 5G: Ceren Clulow
- 5G RuralDorset NB-IoT
- MONeH's award win