Our network is constantly growing with new businesses, large and small, academic institutions and the public sector joigning up throughout the UK. UK5G network facilitate and encourage the engagement and coordination of organisations working on 5G activities across the UK.Join today
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.
UK5G is a ‘network of networks’ to facilitate and encourage the engagement and coordination of organisations working on 5G activities across the UK. It will enhance links between ongoing research and development and other activities being undertaken by organisations across telecoms and other sectors, as well as the testbeds and trials that will be funded through the UK Government’s 5G Testbeds and Trials Programme. Endorsed and funded by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), the UK5G innovation network brings together organisations across the 5G eco-system, including our world-class research base, technology providers, investment, regulators and, crucially, vertical industry partners yet to appreciate the benefits of next generation connectivity.
UK5G is a consortium partnership between Cambridge Wireless (CW), Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) and TM Forum. It also has the Digital Catapult and Real Wireless as associate partners. In partnership with the British Government, UK5G Core Delivery Team will support both inward and outward investment opportunities and promote knowledge building and sharing through working groups and member's events.
As part of its launch today, UK5G is also announcing the membership of its Advisory Board. The Board will provide advice, guidance and support for the aims of the network, as well as providing impartial, industry-focused advice to DCMS on its future plans for 5G development. The Board is a balance of members from both the supply side (providers of technology, infrastructure, operators, services) and the demand side (customers and potential customers of 5G), drawn from the 5G ecosystem.
UK5G is a wonderful opportunity for industry and our research base to work hand in hand with Government to help promote the development of 5G, through test bed and trials funding, policy-making and network support.