AWTG is proud to be involved in Glasgow City Region’s 5G Connectivity Event, which featured innovative 5G projects, including the DSIT funded consortium, SCONDA (Small Cells ORAN in Dense Areas), for which AWTG is taking the lead. The event, held last January 10th, 2024, showcased three innovative Department of Science, Innovation, and Technology (DSIT) funded projects throughout Glasgow and the wider region, with more than 80 attendees in attendance.
Presentations and demonstrations were given by project partners and key stakeholders. AWTG’s Director of Public Networks, Mike Carter and Boldyn’s Claire Venners were the speakers on behalf of the SCONDA project.
The event builds on the November 2023 UK Government announcement that Glasgow City Region will be one of ten successful 5G Innovation Regions in the UK set to share £36 million for 5G and advanced wireless technology projects.
SCONDA, with a £9,123,182.58 fund from DSIT (Department for Science, Innovation and Technology) aims to address technical and commercial challenges of High-Density Demand areas and will build, integrate, optimise and deliver an Open RAN network in Glasgow City Centre.
Partners: AWTG, Three, Boldyn, Mavenir, University of Surrey, PI Works, Scotland 5G Centre, University of Glasgow and Accenture.