The 5G Smart Tourism project is led by the West of England Combined Authority and funded by The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport. It brings together 21 organisations and will see the expansion of the region’s 5G testbed to demonstrate 5G capability, establishing the West of England as a world-leader in the development of advanced fixed and mobile communication systems.
Harnessing this new technology could hold the key to a more connected, more advanced and sustainable future for the West of England.
As well as supporting the visitor economy, super-fast and ultra-reliable 5G is expected to offer an increased level of connectivity and new opportunities for businesses, including better remote working, and is likely to bring significant business growth opportunities for the region’s tech sector.
5G will also support communications between emerging technology which will have a huge impact on people’s lives, allowing the public sector to test new ways of delivering services, and encouraging businesses of all sizes to explore new commercial opportunities.
5G technology could help to make our communities safer, greener, more efficient and more attractive places to live.
We believe the West of England can become the first ‘smart’ region, using new technology to link up our transport and homes, hospitals and schools and revolutionising the way we all live, travel and work. Our ambitions are well placed – we are home to the largest cluster of digital expertise outside London, and our businesses and universities are at the forefront of innovation in next generation networks.
Bath and North East Somerset council
Bristol Is Open
Bristol VR Lab
Mo – sys
University of Bristol