5G is a term used to describe the fifth generation of mobile communications technologies delivering a step change of ultrafast, low latency (i.e. quicker reaction times), reliable, wireless connectivity. It will support ever larger data requirements, as well as exciting new apps.
There is not yet a common standard of what 5G will encompass so there is an opportunity to shape the technology and new applications. Cybermoor, a Cumbrian business, is developing a 5G testbed with funding from Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport in the North Pennines.
Using shared spectrum, the 5G Rural Integrated testbed is trialling new rural services, including an augmented reality app for tourists, fixed wireless broadband for notspots, crop and livestock monitoring services, and the ability to fly drones beyond visual line of sight.
Cybermoor is planning an event to explain the potential of 5G, and the opportunities to use the testbed in the autumn. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
to register an interest in the event and visit www.5GRIT.co.uk
for more information.