Digital Catapult, the UK’s leading advanced technology innovation centre, Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership, Wired Sussex and the University of Brighton have officially launched the UK’s latest 5G testbed.
Digital Catapult, Coast to Capital LEP, Wired Sussex and the University of Brighton welcomed leaders from the region’s digital technology community to FuseBox in Brighton to unveil the UK’s latest 5G testbed and showcased some of the region’s most innovative and exciting immersive technology companies.
The 5G Brighton testbed will allow Brighton-based small businesses to benefit from state of the art 5G mobile wireless communications, and provide space to test and explore the potential new applications of 5G. The immersive technology showcase presented the best of local virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed reality technologies, demonstrating the breadth and depth of technological innovation and development in Brighton. The 5G Brighton testbed will also help to meet the commitment in the government’s Industrial Strategy for the UK to be a world-leader in 5G technology.
The facility provides an environment where startups and scaleups can access the most advanced digital technology solutions, including an Immersive Lab, enabling these businesses to grow faster. Digital Catapult and partners encourage local companies to register to take part in using the testbed to develop their ideas.