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MK:5G

15th November 2019

The MK:5G project is an exciting new testbed in the Milton Keynes area, including the deployment of dedicated 5G infrastructure and the creation of a data hub facility. The 5G mobile network is designed exclusively for research and development purposes and covers central MK including key sites (such as the Stadium, Bletchley & CMK rail stations, Hospital, Universities), key junctions on the M1 and a number of rural communities.

The testbed focuses on trialling applications across three core themes: Mobility, Health & Wellbeing, and Energy. Several trials are already planned across each theme and extensive datasets will be stored in the data hub.

Funding Stream: Local Growth Fund (LGF)
LGF Awarded: £5.3m
Total Project Cost: £8.7m
Project Status: Completed March 2021
Projected Outputs: 45 new direct jobs, 200 indirect jobs, 200 SMEs supported, evaluation and monitoring report on the whole project, Base stations, radio masts, data hub servers and associated components installed.

September 2020

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