BT, the University of Warwick and Warwickshire County Council are launching a series of streamed events to help businesses and students develop fresh thinking and new possibilities from 5G

The collaboration will bring 5G innovation and co-development to the University campus and the wider region, stimulating regional economic growth and post Covid-19 recovery. This innovation alliance has enabled BT to switch on the UK’s first dedicated public 5G network for a connected campus, bringing ultrafast 5G mobile coverage to University students, staff and visitors across the 720-acre site and to people in surrounding areas through its EE mobile network The commercial 5G installation is the first phase of a strategic alliance between BT and the University to accelerate the co-creation of 5G led capabilities within the campus and for industries across the UK.

The installation of a public 5G cell site on University of Warwick’s main campus will mark the University as an early adopter of 5G technology and a testbed for research, industry and consumer 5G use case development. [KR1] As a leading research University with over 30,000 students and staff, EE’s public 5G network will further enhance Warwick’s research and student learning and experience whilst also bringing 5G’s faster speeds, reliability and response times to people in neighbouring areas.

David Plumb, the University of Warwick’s Chief Innovation Officer said: “This powerful innovation alliance with BT gives Warwick the advantage of being an early adopter of 5G technology with a significant partner. Our public 5G connected campus will: support new areas of research; enable new teaching technologies; help us to support even more regional businesses; and it will add to students’ campus experience be it in teaching, Esports or simply through an enhanced performance on mobile devices.”

Three streamed events will help businesses and students develop fresh thinking and new possibilities from 5G. These will be held in early December and focus on 5G possibilities in Health and Wellbeing, Creative and Digital, and Industry 4.0.

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