Immerse yourself in the world of 5G, with a day of demonstrations and discussions that celebrate the creative and economic potential of the power of 5G.
Audiences are invited to take part in a series of innovative events ranging from virtual reality to augmented reality, to 360° video and locative media, revealing the potential for 5G to transform tourism and commercial activity in the region.
The showcase marks the culmination of a year-long project of new 5G technology and infrastructure in the West of England developed by University of Bristol Smart Lab, and will bring together the SMEs who have been working to demonstrate the ground-breaking power and potential of 5G to show off their progress, offering a vision of what a 5G enabled future allows.
The 5G Smart Tourism project is led by the West of England Combined Authority and funded by The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport. It brings together 19 organisations and will see the development of a testbed, and trials conducted upon it by private sector partners, to explore 5G capability, establishing the West of England as a world-leader in the development of advanced fixed and mobile communication systems.
This diverse collaboration includes 5G network hosts/research bodies (University of Bristol Smart Internet Lab), service providers (Zeetta Networks, CCS, Inter Digital and Bristol is Open) tourism and business support organisations (Destination Bristol), visitor destinations, tech hubs (Digital Catapult and Bristol VR Lab), SMEs and large businesses (BT, IBI Group, Smartify, Mativision, Landmrk, Bristol Futures Global and Mo-Sys), media and content companies (BBC) and public sector partners (West of England Combined Authority, Bath & North East Somerset Council and Bristol City Council).