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BT looks to gain in-depth 5G understanding from Bristol testbed

The city of Bristol, in the south west of the UK, is one of the country’s most advanced smart city projects with its Bristol is Open program. Its university is also at the heart of 5G developments, and a convergence of the two efforts should create an important UK 5G testbed. One of the steps towards that goal is the establishment of a live 5G proof of concept (PoC) to test smart city application in the city center, starting in March next year. This is part of a joint research initiative led by the university, incumbent telco BT and Nokia. At the announcement of the project, Cormac Whelan, CEO of Nokia UK and Ireland, said the PoC would help turn the…

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