West Midlands selected to host the UK’s first large-scale 5G testbed
The UK government has selected the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) to rollout the country's first multi-city 5G testbed.
As part of its winning bid to become a multi-city 5G testbed, the WMCA will receive £50 million in total for its ambitions.
£25 million will be supplied from the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, while a further £25 million will come from partners trialling new 5G applications and services.
Digital Minister Margot James says: