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Call for comments ahead of 5G trial on TransPennine route

Companies interested in taking part in an innovative project to trial 5G on the TransPennine route have been asked to come forward with their comments.

The project aims to test ways of providing high quality passenger connectivity while onboard trains using trackside infrastructure. This includes addressing issues related to access, processes and costs.

It forms part of the government’s ambition to not only provide uninterrupted mobile coverage and wi-fi on main line routes but also to make the country a world leader in 5G.

Ahead of the trial, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has launched a call for information, to help collect information to assist in the trial and to identify any constraints and concerns that potential trialists envisage.


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It is expected that companies taking part in the trial will be able to: deploy their trial radio equipment on the pilot route between Leeds and Manchester without the need to invest in trackside infrastructure, benefit from financial support for their work and make use of a new 5G test facility at Melton Mowbray.

The initiative is a joint effort between the Local Full Fibre Networks and 5G Testbeds and Trials Programmes, with Network Rail as the delivery partner.

Interested parties are asked to get in touch with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport by emailing 5genquiries@culture.gov.uk. The closing date for comments is midday on September 14, 2018.


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