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£28 million government funding for 5G projects across the UK announced

The UK Government, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport have announced funding of £28 million for 5G projects across the country.

One of the confirmed projects will be based in Scotland and will explore how 5G can support the construction industry: testing 5G-powered cameras, drones and sensors at BAM Nuttall’s construction sites in Kilsyth, Glasgow and Shetland.

UK Government Minister for Scotland Iain Stewart said:

“The UK Government is funding 5G innovation trials to help Scottish industry harness the opportunities and possibilities 5G offers.

5G is an exciting technology, with higher connection speeds and capacity having potential to enable the use of innovate technology, transforming industry.

I’m delighted this significant UK Government investment is funding such an important project in Scotland.”

You can access the full announcement here.

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