About the Project

The 5GRIT project is one of six projects chosen to represent the best of UK innovation, resources and expertise.  The six chosen projects were announced by the Department for Digital,  Culture, Media & Sports (DCMS) on the 1st Anniversary of its Digital Strategy, as part of the government’s £1 billion commitment to keep Britain at the forefront of connectivity by accelerating the deployment of next generation digital infrastructure and driving forward new 5G business opportunities.

From the Orkney Islands to the West of England, the six projects led by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), universities and local authorities represent the best of UK innovation, resources and expertise. They will test 5G across a range of applications, including smart farming with drones, using the ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) to improve healthcare in the home, increasing manufacturing productivity and maximising the future benefits of self-driving cars.

For more information about all the projects involved in the 5G Testbed Programme and the government’s Digital Strateg