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UK invests $35m in six 5G testbed projects

The UK government is to invest about $35m in six projects to test 5G across a range of applications, including smart farming with drones, in-home healthcare, manufacturing productivity and self-driving cars. Each testbed will receive between £2m and £5m ($3m to $7m) in government grants as part of a total investment of £41m from private and other public sector funding, to explore 5G technologies in high frequency spectrum and how they could affect these use cases. Two of the consortium projects involve Blu Wireless, a developer of millimeter wave baseband IP.  One is the AutoAir 5G testbed for connected and autonomous vehicles (CAV), which is focusing on delivering bandwidth to high speed vehicles (cars, buses and trains). The lead organization…

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