On the 10th of March the UK government announce grants to pave the way for a future rollout of 5G technology in the UK. AWTG is one of the companies that won the 25M£ competition as part of the Worcestershire 5G Consortium. A team of 5G and Industry 4.0 experts lead this project – working with Worcestershire LEP, the consortium comprises: Worcestershire Country Council, 5GIC at University of Surrey, AWTG , Huawei, O2, BT and Malvern Hills Science Park. Two local businesses, Worcester Bosch and Yamazaki Mazak, will participate in this project to further their productivity through robotics, data analytics, and augmented reality over 5G.
AWTG is an essential partner of the Consortium from the planning, deployment all the way to operational stages of the project. AWTG will also provide expertise that are adaptable to the changing needs of operating the new 5G services. And as industry experts, they will similarly support the UK and its various councils to project new opportunities and potentials that will be achieved thru 5G technologies, especially that this system is relatively new and untapped.
In an era where technological advancements are dynamic and fast-paced, the United Kingdom crafted a development plan and Digital Strategy which will boost its productivity while maintaining inclusive growth throughout the country.
In 2017, they launched the Digital Strategy which is anchored in the following strands:
- Building world-class digital infrastructure for the UK;
- Giving everyone access to the digital skills they need;
- Making the UK the best place to start and grow a digital business;
- Helping every British business become a digital business;
- Making the UK the safest place in the world to live and work online;
- Maintaining the UK government as a world leader in serving its citizens online; and,
- Unlocking the power of data in the UK economy and improving public confidence in its use.
These objectives will not only create an impact internally, but it will also make the country a world leader in digital economy. In just a year, the Digital Strategy has achieved significant accomplishments in fulfilling its commitments especially in the advent of the fifth generation (5G) mobile technology. As part of the Digital Strategy the Government’s granted £25 million to six projects on 5G testbeds and trials systems
“With 5G the fourth industrial revolution or Industry 4.0 is truly becoming a reality” according to Abbey Alidoosti, CEO of AWTG. Muquid Ali, AWTG’s VP of Operations in Europe added “We are very excited to be part of the consortium that will deliver the first real world 5G applications in the UK and we are looking forward to sharing this knowledge and experiences to other cities and networks globally”.
AWTG is an essential partner from the planning stage up until the operational stages to ensure smooth flow of data from point to point and monitor appropriate distribution amongst end users. This is in line with the vision of the UK Digital Strategy which is to provide development and equal opportunity to everyone. Like any other project, there will be challenges that must be identified and addressed throughout the implementation. AWTG will also provide assessment and recommend actions that are adaptable to the changing needs of operating the 5G services as the new network and technology is deployed to users. And as industry experts, they will similarly support the UK and its various councils to project new opportunities and potentials that will be achieved thru 5G technologies, especially that this system is relatively new and untapped.
The UK has invested in digital economy to provide opportunity and to create safer online environment to its citizens. With the success of the 5G projects, the country will further their reputation as pioneers in technological investments – bringing progress domestically and providing convenience and efficiency to the rest of the world.