The UK government announced on September 4 that it will launch the first large-scale fifth-generation mobile communication technology (5G) test project in the West Midlands region of the UK to prepare for the future establishment of a 5G network nationwide.
According to the press release issued by the Ministry of Digital, Cultural, Media and Sports of the United Kingdom, the government will set up relevant test platforms based on the three cities of Birmingham, Coventry and Wolverhampton in the West Midlands to establish a comparison. Large-scale 5G pilot network. The Ministry of Digital, Cultural, Media and Sports plans to allocate funds for the project, and local partners will also provide partial funding.
Margo James, the UK's Minister of State for Digital Affairs, said: "5G technology has the potential to dramatically change our daily lives. We hope that UK residents can first experience the opportunities and benefits of this new technology."
In order to cooperate with this 5G test project, some preliminary application projects have been proposed, such as doctors' remote consultation of patients and the development of self-driving cars.