West Midlands 5G awards O2 contract to launch UK’s first 5G accelerators in three major cities. Over 2,000 businesses to benefit
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In September 2018, West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) successfully won the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sports (DCMS) competition to accelerate the roll out of 5G and be the lead partner of the DCMS 5G Testbeds and Trials Programme Urban Connected Communities (UCC) Project. Other projects in the Midlands are now being rolled out.
West Midlands 5G
WM5G is here to deliver benefits – for people, public services and businesses in the West Midlands.
MK:5G Connecting Communities Testbed
The MK:5G project is an exciting new testbed in the Milton Keynes area, including the deployment of dedicated 5G infrastructure and the creation of a data hub facility. The consortium is now taking expressions of interest from companies who would like to conduct trials in the testbed.