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Innovation boost for future UK networks

Universities and telecoms firms have been invited to apply for up to £25 million (€29.5m) to research and develop the next generation of 5G and 6G network equipment as part of new UK government plans to unleash innovation in the sector. The Future Open Networks Research Challenge will enable academics and the industry to conduct […]

July 26, 2022By Colin Mann

Festival showcases music’s 5G future

In what organisers claim was a world-first, a performance, underpinned by 5G technology, has taken place involving artists located at three of the UK’s most iconic music venues: Metropolis Studios, the O2 Blueroom at The O2 and Brighton Dome. The festival experience was held to celebrate the climax of the 5G Festival project. Over the […]

March 10, 2022By Colin Mann

5G VISTA trial success

A project using 5G broadcast technology to supercharge the way fans interact with live sport has been piloted at an English football league match. The group behind 5G VISTA – a government-backed consortium using 5G technologies to deepen audience engagement, broaden content for fans and create valuable new commercial opportunities – completed a successful trial […]

February 14, 2022By Colin Mann

Industry majors explore 5G live event potential

Harnessing 5G technology at live events will result in more interactive content for fans, deeper audience engagement and lucrative new commercial opportunities according to executives from leading sporting, broadcast and tech companies participating in the 5G VISTA (Video in Stadia Technical Architecture) project, which aims to take full advantage of 5G New Radio, enhanced Mobile […]

September 16, 2021By Colin Mann

UK high-tech lab to speed 5G development

Digital Catapult, the UK’s leading agency for the early adoption of advanced digital technologies, is joining forces with comms regulator Ofcom to launch a new high-tech lab to speed up the development of 5G communication kit and help Britain diversify its supply chains. The government-backed £1 million (€0.84m) SONIC Labs will help accelerate the adoption […]

June 25, 2021

5G stadium project gets government funding

The DTG (Digital TV Group) the centre of UK digital TV, in partnership with Digital Catapult, Global Wireless Solutions, O2, Rohde & Schwarz, have successfully secured Government funding to develop a 5G mobile based platform to broadcast events in stadiums and other venues. DTG and partners plan to provide enhanced interactive viewing experiences direct to […]

January 13, 2021By Colin Mann