What is 5G RuralFirst?

5G RuralFirst is a call to action. We need to demonstrate the game changing potential of 5G technologies, strategies and new business models to deliver connectivity for the UK’s rural businesses and communities.

We believe that bringing more connectivity to rural areas through new 5G technologies will allow us to bring major benefits to our rural communities and industries. By advocating for the introduction of more spectrum sharing strategies, we hope to encourage the growth of networks alongside new business models for service provision.

We believe that the outcomes and insights from the 5G RuralFirst testbed and trials will encourage governments, organisations, communities and individuals to look beyond our urban environments and into the exciting future of rural UK: a place where connectivity, industry and innovation can thrive for the good of us all.

It's time to look beyond the city.