New 5G mobile technology – which will transform industry, health services and boost online video streaming and gaming – is coming to the West Midlands first.
The 5G mobile connectivity will be as fast as home fibre, will be ultra reliable and secure and not prone to drop-off. It will also allow crowds of people to connect without problems. And today the Government has announced that Birmingham and the West Midlands has been selected to trial the new technology – backed by £150 million investment to set up the new network.
As well as offering a superfast broadband for the average user, it will also help the development of new technology such as driverless cars and mobile virtual reality applications.