New Digital Hub To Boost 5G Network In Wales

by Jamie Adrankone

New Digital Hub To Boost 5G Network In Wales

Welsh businesses will soon be able to benefit from improved telephone and internet connections, thanks to the opening of a new digital hub in Bangor.

The Digital Signal Processing (DSP) Centre of Excellence will be situated at Bangor University to improve research into networks to speed up connections for mobile phones and WiFi hubs.

It will examine the existing fibre technology in the 5G network, and see how to boost its capacity and functionality, which will mean businesses in the country could soon be able to connect with each other, their customers and clients, and suppliers much more easily.

Counsel general and Brexit minister for Wales Jeremy Miles said: “Fast, flexible, adaptable digital systems, tailored to the needs of the user, are essential in today’s time-sensitive culture, and are vital to our nation’s development as we continue to boost productivity in the Welsh economy.”

He went on to say Welsh academics collaborating with businesses would result in “cutting-edge solutions to advance the global 5G economy”.

The DSP hub is set to go ahead following funds from the European Union of nearly £4 million.

As well as this, Bangor University is contributing £1,672,984 to the project, while private sector partners are investing £349,262 into it.

By improving research into 5G networks in Wales, Bangor could become a more inviting place to launch a start-up after the Scotsman revealed it is among the five least popular locations to set-up a business in the UK.

While it offers one of the lowest start-up costs, its poor broadband quality is a massive deterrent for entrepreneurs.

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