Bristol region gets £5million to trial 5G network

Bristol region has secured £5 million from the government to trial 5G network capabilities. The project is funded by the Department for Digital Culture Media and Sport.

As part of the 5G trial, the West of England Combined Authority will install the 5G mobile technology at the Roman Baths in Bath, MShed museum and the We are the Curious science centre, both in Bristol.

West of England mayor Tim Bowles said it “held the key to a more advanced, sustainable and smart future.”

Minister of state for Digital and the Creative Industries Margot James said, “The next generation of connectivity is set to transform business and society, and the government is committed to ensuring the UK is fit for a 5G future.”

“Smart tourism is just one of the projects we’re funding to drive this forward and I look forward to its exploration of the innovative ways 5G can boost the West of England’s fantastic tourism experiences,” he added.

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