AWTG Ltd, a UK based end to end network and technology solutions provider, has announced it is investing an additional £2.5M to expand its engineering skills, software solutions and technology to support the explosive growth of 5G at a carrier and Private Networks level to meet customer’s demand.
Established in 2006, AWTG is recognised as one of the world’s leading 5G systems integrators. In 2014, AWTG built the UK’s first 5G network at the 5G Innovation Centre (5GIC) University of Surrey and is currently delivering the latest among its range of 5G Standalone testbeds in the City of Dundee. Internationally, AWTG has delivered over 3,000 5G sites into service for mobile network operators, private networks, testbeds and others.
AWTG has made significant investments in the UK’s DCMS inspired 5G testbed and trials programme to enhance its understanding of the capabilities of 5G and their applicability to Industry, especially manufacturing. This has meant working with multiple vendors, delivering a wide range of use cases incorporating 5G features such as Mobile Edge Computing, Network Slicing and Spectrum Sharing. AWTG has developed significant experience of optimising or ‘tuning’ a network for Industry 4.0 and other 5G use cases.
For over 10 years around the world, AWTG has been providing high quality software solutions and services underpinning mobile networks for over 65 million consumers. Many new high-impact markets are being unlocked by 5G in the realms of industry-specific use cases, healthcare, industry 4.0, robotic control, smart tourism and entertainment, among many others.
AWTG has created a portfolio of 5G-powered applications focused on education, retail (physical and virtual), WorkSafe (including a range of wearable social distancing and personal safety devices), and healthcare. Several of these are already being deployed by operators and in use with end clients.
Services and Technology
As an end-to-end network services company, AWTG carries out the full range, from drive testing (mapping the signal strengths and performances of 2G/3G/4G and now 5G networks) through radio planning, network design, build, integration, commissioning, optimisation, and operational management. AWTG has upgraded all of its tools to enhance its 5G capabilities, including developing a drone survey and inspection service. AWTG’s technology solutions were recently validated by leading network operators and industry associations https://www.gsma.com/futurenetworks/wiki/awtg/.