Our Partners

Led by Worcestershire County Council, key partners on the network side are Airband and BT who will plan, build and operate the 5G network. Local NHS organisations alongside Worcestershire County Council and Shropshire Council will work on the health and social care applications. The University of Worcester, University Centre Shrewsbury, and West Midlands Academic Health Science Network are providing their expert support across the project.

Funding Body

Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) helps to drive growth, enrich lives and promote Britain abroad. We protect and promote our cultural and artistic heritage and help businesses and communities to grow by investing in innovation and highlighting Britain as a fantastic place to visit. We help to give the UK a unique advantage on the global stage, striving for economic success.

Rural Connected Communities

West Mercia Rural 5G successfully bid for one of the seven Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Rural Connected Communities (RCCs) projects relating to 5G research and development projects in rural areas across the UK investing £30 million over two years: 5G Connected Forest5G New Thinking5G RuralDorset5G Wales UnlockedMobile Access North Yorkshire (MANY)Multi Operator Neutral Host (MONeH) and West Mercia Rural 5G. To view the initial press release visit the GOV.UK site.