A workshop for the manufacturing sector to inform the government’s approach to 5G telecommunications

KTN, alongside the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and UK5G, is running a workshop on 30th October for the manufacturing sector to help inform the government’s thinking around and potential approach to the roll out of 5G.

5G is the next generation of mobile connectivity and it is coming soon.  It will start to become the digital infrastructure over which all companies ultimately will do business.  The government is keen to identify potential challenges specifically for the manufacturing sector which may be addressed by the application of 5G based technologies.

5G promises to bring huge benefits due to its ability to handle data.  Completely different to 3G and 4G, 5G will bring a revolution in speed, bandwidth and connectivity and will offer enhanced security to open the door for new types of connected products and services.  It has the potential to transform organisations large and small.

As part of the DCMS 5G Testbeds and Trials programme, the workshop will help inform the government to provide support to stimulate 5G research and development in the manufacturing sector (currently subject to final, ministerial approval).  This will link into existing government initiatives in manufacturing, such as the Made Smarter initiative.

You should attend if you are:

  • A UK-based manufacturer interested in research and development
  • Interested in how the use of 5G technologies might help the manufacturing sector
  • A telecoms business seeking potential partners in the manufacturing sector to apply for funding

We need your input and participation to help fashion the future of your sector and contribute to informing government about how it might support a digital revolution in manufacturing.  Register your interest in attending the workshop on 30th October here and we will inform you if your place is confirmed.

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