5G for manufacturing campaign gets fresh boost from Govt

The Manufacturer | July 23, 2019

5G for manufacturing campaign gets fresh boost from Govt
The government has opened a multi-million pound challenge to manufacturers to demonstrate ways in which ultra-fast 5G can be used to improve productivity in manufacturing and logistics. The new funding was announced by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport DCMS, which is overseeing the UK’s drive to accelerate adoption of 5G across all sectors of the economy. DCMS says the competition makes available UK government investment to trial new 5G services and applications in the vertical industry sectors of manufacturing and logistics. The aim of these projects, they say, is to demonstrate the value of 5G beyond enhanced mobile broadband, by targeting industrial uses that can help deliver efficiency, productivity, and other benefits in the UK economy, and help the UK lead the development of enterprise applications for 5G.

Spotlight

In spite of cheaper labor abroad, the global West is shuttering factories in emerging economies to build closer to home. What does this mean for developing countries, where manufacturing may be critical for development? The World Bank’s new report, The Future of Manufacturing-Led Development, claims that firms and workers in developing countries must now transition to take advantage of new opportunities.

Spotlight

In spite of cheaper labor abroad, the global West is shuttering factories in emerging economies to build closer to home. What does this mean for developing countries, where manufacturing may be critical for development? The World Bank’s new report, The Future of Manufacturing-Led Development, claims that firms and workers in developing countries must now transition to take advantage of new opportunities.

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