Funding package unveiled

5G innovation hubs aim to boost connectivity

Paul Wheelhouse

Paul Wheelhouse: opportunities (pic: Terry Murden)

Scottish Energy minister Paul Wheelhouse will today unveil plans to create a network of  5G hubs to promote innovation and investment.

The Scotland 5G Centre (S5G) is the national centre for accelerating the roll-out of the network, working with mobile operators and private network providers.

The SD5G Connect hubs, backed by a £4m investment from the Scottish government, will also provide specific support packages for small businesses.

The first hub will be in Alloa, serving the wider Forth Valley region, and builds on a partnership between Scotland’s International Environment Centre, which is part of the University of Stirling, and BT.

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