Real Wireless CTO Simon Fletcher was among the attendees at the first meeting in April of all six projects funded as part of the UK government’s 5G Testbed and Trials Scheme.

The ‘onboarding and collaboration’ event was organised by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and attended by Margot James MP, Minister for Digital and Creative Industries. The meeting brought together partners and collaborators from each of the testbeds, which will each receive between £2 million and £5 million in government grants, as part of a total investment of £41m from private sector and other public sector funding.

Real Wireless is part of a consortium  to deliver a small cell 5G testbed for connected vehicles, called the AutoAir project. Real Wireless will be involved in the whole project, from the strategic network planning at the start to assessing trials data and delivering insights into techno-economic impacts. This is one of the most ambitious projects in the UK’s development of 5G and its aim is to enable innovation in the UK’s transportation networks. The AutoAir project brings together a large number of the telecommunications industry’s leading 5G players under the leadership of 4G and 5G RAN solution provider Airspan, and the pioneering research at Surrey University’s 5G Innovation Centre (5GIC).

The six 5G Testbeds & Trials Phase 1 Projects are:

Sport, Travel & Leisure, Transport & Logistics

AutoAir

5G Testbed for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles

Consumer Electronics, Sport, Travel & Leisure

5G Smart Tourism

This testbed will focus on delivering enhanced visual experiences for tourists using AR.

Health & social care

Liverpool 5G Testbed

Sensor City will lead a consortium made up of public sector health suppliers.

Agriculture and utilities, Sport, Travel & Leisure

5G Rural Integrated Testbed (5GRIT)

5GRIT will be trialling innovative use of 5G technology across a range of rural applications.

Agriculture and utilities, Utilities & Energy

5G RuralFirst

5G RuralFirst, led by Cisco and lead partner University of Strathclyde, will deliver testbeds and trials to exploit 5G benefits for rural communities and industries like agriculture.

Manufacturing

Worcestershire 5G Consortium

Ways to increase productivity through preventative and assisted maintenance using robotics

———————————————————————————-

To find out more about AutoAir go to https://www.real-wireless.com/real-wireless-joins-autoair-consortium/

 

News & Events

C-RAN – all still up in the air?

C-RAN seems to have been a long time coming. I first started exploring the potential of C-RAN back in 2007. Since then there’s been a great deal of industry talk and thousands of pages of standards describing dozens of C-RAN architectures. And I’m still waiting. Cloud...

Can Satcoms at sea improve operations on land?

We write a lot about the needs of industry and how LTE, Wi-Fi, DAS and 5G, incorporated into a private network, could improve logistics and security and underpin just-in-time operations for airports, sea-ports, factories, stadiums, malls or local government. But what...

Connected vehicles: The long and winding road

The automotive industry’s goal was for every new vehicle to be connected by 2022. Now, less than 18 months out, things are more or less on track. But on track for what? M2M vehicle connectivity is already widely available.  This enables a vehicle to be connected to an...

We are members of

Tech UK
Cambridge Wireless
Networld 2020
Telecom Infra Project
Wireless World Research Forum
Wireless World Research Forum
Telecom Infra Project

Our awards

 

We are members of

Tech UK
Cambridge Wireless
ESSMA
Networld 2020
Telecom Intra Project
Wireless World Research Forum

Our awards

BSI Assurance ISO
BSI Assurance ISO

Copyright ©2008- Real Wireless Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Company registered in England and Wales no. 6016945.
Registered address: Crown House, 27 Old Gloucester Street, London, WC1N 3AX.