Large 5G testbed launches in Northern Ireland

Local technology consortium Smart Nano NI is leading this initiative.

The consortium, led by UK innovation agency Digital Catapult is promoting the development of smart manufacturing in the country.

The testbed facilities will provide access to 5G and NarrowBand-Internet of Things (NB-IoT) network technologies.

“This is an exciting milestone for the project as we bring access to the latest 5G technology to both industry and academia and enable businesses to take advantage of the substantial market opportunities offered by 5G”, managing director William Revels said, “Derry-Londonderry will be the ninth 5G testbed in Digital Catapult’s nationwide network and we’ve seen the opportunities that can be opened up from providing the equipment and in turn de-risking innovation.” 

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