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5G in Dorset

In August 2019, the Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) announced it is providing funding to three new local projects, a 5G Digital Testbed being one of them.

Up to £1 million will be allocated to BCP Council to fund the ‘5G Digital Testbed’ project. The venture aims to implement a world first in 5G mobile deployment in a ‘real world’ environment. The economic benefit of developing and actioning a 5G/Smart Place programme across Dorset is significant. Investors have forecast that between £50-100 million of technology investment could be deployed across Dorset in the next three years.