Worcestershire LEP Chair, Mark Stansfeld: 21 September

First published in the Worcester News on 21.09.2018

I am delighted to inform readers that the Worcestershire 5G Consortium has been shortlisted for the World Communication Awards’ ‘5G Leadership Award’.

Organised by Total Telecom, the World Communication Awards are an annual programme that launches in March and runs for a full twelve months. This year’s event, the 20th anniversary of World Communication Awards, is set to be the biggest event yet. The winners of the World Communication Awards will be announced at the awards dinner at the Sheraton Grand London Park Lane, on the 31 October 2018.

With the Worcestershire 5G consortium being shortlisted this shows the fantastic evidence that our innovations in 5G are helping to lead the way on the international scale and we are very much looking forward to the ceremony.

I am immensely proud that the work we doing at the Worcestershire 5G consortium has been recognised on such a grand stage. For the last 20 years the World Communication Awards have recognised innovation and excellence for global telecoms, and continues to be the most revered mark of achievement in the telecom industry.

This news arrives following a recent Taiwanese delegation visit, to gain an insight into the 5G trials and tests currently underway in Worcestershire.

On 12 September we welcomed a Taiwanese delegation to Worcestershire so they could learn about 5G manufacturing technology trials in action. The Worcestershire 5G Consortium team provided a presentation about the 5G projects at the Worcester Bosch factory and we discussed with the delegates the 5G applications’ potential for Worcestershire, the UK, Taiwan and the world.

If you would like to see the full list of the World Communication Awards shortlist, visit the event website – www.terrapinn.com/awards/world-communication-awards

I would encourage those interested in the latest information on the Worcestershire 5G Consortium to visit the Worcestershire LEP website – www.wlep.co.uk/news/5g-news