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Worcestershire’s 5G test bed received a total of £4.6million funding from UK Government, as part of a £25million competition to aid 5G rollout.

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The 5G test bed has already been the central talking point of businesses from around the world including Taiwan, France and United States of America.

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World-leading engineering company, Worcester Bosch, is testing 5g for improved factory output exploring preventative maintenance.

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Global manufacturer, Yamazaki Mazak, is also using 5G to conduct trials that will demonstrate how 5G can be used to enhance factory productivity.

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Multinational defence company QinetiQ has been designing security into the network and applications known as ‘security by design’.

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Worcestershire’s 5G test bed was the first UK test bed to begin live 5G factory trials.

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Early results are indicating that 5G can improve productivity by as much as 1 to 2%

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Worcestershire was the first location to receive UK Government funding for developing a 5G Testbed that specialises in Industry 4.0

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Key sectors

Worcestershire is focused on the future tech market. Its key sectors include: Cyber, advanced manufacturing, agri-tech and life sciences.

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Worcestershire Technology

25%

of all of the county’s professionals work within science, research, technology or engineering

2 hours from every major UK city

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1 hour 10 mins away

Oxford

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10 minutes away

Birmingham

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2 hours from every major UK city

Worcestershire

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2 hours away

London

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2 hours away

Manchester

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5G Testbed

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Worcestershire Manufacturing

1 in 7

of those employed within the county works within the manufacturing sector

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