Liverpool 5G team win award at national 5G Realised Conference  

The team behind the Liverpool 5G Health and Social Care project has won a national award at the prestigious 5G Realised event in London.

Liverpool 5G partners, Blu Wireless and Broadway Partners, were awarded The most significant vertical sector deployment by a vendor for their involvement in Liverpool 5G Health and Social Care Project. 

Supported by UK5G and DCMS, the conference is part of 5G Week. Designed to push forward the 5G ecosystem, it aims to connect industry leaders across the spectrum: from government institutions and operators to independent vendors. It explores the multitude of applications for 5G, and how to realise them.

Andrew Miles, Liverpool 5G technical lead, said: “Developments in spectrum management, regulation, 5G NR and mmWave equipment, mean we can combine a broad mix of technologies for our new Liverpool 5G Create project.”

He added: We’re bringing together user services designed specifically for health and social care practitioners, new fibre infrastructure, the latest multi-gigabit mmWave mesh distribution technology from Blu Wireless, internet service providers Broadway Partners, a 5G small cell network from Telet Research and Liverpool’s award winning healthcare cloud services provider, AIMES.”

Liverpool 5G Health and Social Care was the first 5G supported health trial of its kind in Europe, establishing a 5G mmWave network to support much needed health technologies in a digitally deprived neighbourhood. The Liverpool 5G Create venture’s developing a private, independent 5G network for health, social care and education in other selected parts of the city.

Rosemary Kay, Liverpool 5G’s Project Director, said: “Recognition of our work so far encourages our team to continue providing life-changing health and social care technologies for the city. We’re excited by the range of 5G-supported technologies we’re able to bring to digitally deprived parts of Liverpool as part of our new project.”

The 5G technology will be used to support a medical grade device to manage and monitor health conditions remotely, an app that teaches anxiety reduction techniques, a remote GP triaging service, wound care and management and sensor technology. The project will run until 2022.