Showcasing a Welsh Developed 5G Innovation for Rural Communities

Showcasing Welsh Developed 5G Innovation for Rural Communities

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When – 5th September 2022
Time – 1.30 – 5.00pm
Where – Grant Thornton, 30 Finsbury Square, London, EC2A 1AG
Subject – “Bangor University’s (DSP) centre is being funded £4.2m from Welsh Government to bring cost-effective 5G to rural areas.

About this event

The July meeting of the UK Fibre Connectivity Forum (UKFCF) 

The event is free to UKFCF paid members and to a limited number of public sector attendees.

This event is kindly hosted by Grant Thornton UK LLP

This event is kindly sponsored by Fusion Fibre

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The Welsh Government are providing £4.2 million of funding to Bangor University’s Digital Signal Processing (DSP) Centre of Excellence to bring 5G broadband connections through fibre optic cables into harder to reach areas. The University is working with a consortium of companies to increase the capacity and enhance the sensing ability of fibre optic cables used to deliver faster and more reliable mobile broadband, and this will be trailed with more than 400 premises on Ynys Mon that do not have access to superfast broadband. The broadband delivery part of the project will last 18 months and will allow customers to be connected as soon as the first site is live and will continue through 2025. The project is also supported by Isle of Anglesey County Council and the North Wales Economic Ambition Board.


1.30pm Registration and coffee
2pm Welcome from the chair of UKFCF
2.10pm Grant Thornton
2.20pm Fusion Fibre
2.30pm The Anglesey 5G EDC Broadband Project
with contributions from
Peter Curnow-Ford, Project Director
Stephen Pegrum, Sorrento Networks
3.30pm break
3.45pm networking and refreshments
5pm meeting closes

Whether you’ve attended our previous events or you’re a complete newcomer, you are welcome to attend our event.
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Please note: the organisers retain the right to cancel tickets and provide refunds.
Venue: Grant Thornton, 30 Finsbury Square, London, EC2P 2YU (Sat Nav: EC2A 1AG)

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