Watch the Worcestershire 5G Consortium video filmed at industry leading 5G demonstration

Date posted: July 3, 2018
5G consortium video filming, shows a huge Huawei lorry with '5G is now' written on the side

Following an exclusive demonstration of 5G radio applications at Worcester Bosch and Yamazaki, members of the Worcestershire 5G Consortium were interviewed about the exciting potential of the testbed project for businesses and the economy.

The video brings together passionate stakeholders to outline how the Worcestershire 5G Testbed is an industry-leading blueprint for next generation national 5G infrastructure.

You can watch the video here.

The event was hosted by Worcester Bosch and Mazak, with representatives from a number of our leading Consortium partners including Huawei, O2, Telefonica, QinetiQ. Cabinet members from the County Council were also in attendance. It was a milestone event that highlighted the success that can be achieved when technology, mobile and local authorities collaborate.

The demonstrations were made possible thanks to the visit of the Huawei 5G truck, which stopped by as part of its tour of the UK. During the demo, the audience experienced a series of videos and presentations on 5G, as well as having the chance to see examples and live demonstrations of 5G Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality technology. The demos highlighted the exponential potential of the Worcestershire 5G Testbed to revolutionise British industry.

When 5G becomes available in the UK in the next three years, it will have a profound impact on our everyday lives; facilitating better services, more opportunities and most importantly, a more connected future in which communities will thrive. The opportunity is huge, both locally and nationally.

One of the biggest successes of the Worcestershire 5G Testbed to date has been its ability to bring together partnerships with long-term benefit, the likes of which are unrivalled by other UK 5G trials. Such is the commitment and vision, that the Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership has secured interest and involvement from some of the most advanced network technology companies in the world, including O2, BT and Huawei.

Early indications from Worcestershire’s 5G Testbed suggest ​that ​5G could improve manufacturing output by as much as 1%. With manufacturing representing 10% of UK GDP, this equates to an enormous opportunity for businesses, government and investors in the UK. The Testbed will provide the model for solving the productivity crisis and enhancing output on a national scale.

We have been inundated with support since the DCMS announced our successful bid earlier this year. Worcestershire is leading the way for British industry and business productivity, all of which stems from the huge ambition of our innovative public and private sector, as well as the forward-thinking community in our region.

You can expect to hear more from us over the coming months as we plan to share regular updates in this newsletter and other social channels.

We want to create discussion and inspire greater involvement in the Testbed, so please get in touch if you are interested in either finding out more, or joining the group effort:


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