Funding package unveiled
5G innovation hubs aim to boost connectivity
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.