SmartKlub goes 5G

SmartKlub is proud to be a Lead Energy Partner with the UK’s leading 5G testbed project exploring the very best sustainable uses of 5G networks, leading the energy work program in partnership with Tech Mahindra UK.

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 will cover 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 will focus 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: Project approved by the SEMLEP board for 19/20 and 20/21 delivery 
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.