There have been some fantastic developments in the corporate delivery of technology and communications in 2017, with so many businesses of all sizes utilising emerging technologies. 4G networks and VoIP telephone services have all been used in a bid to increase customer service. As we head into 2018, we look forward as to what could be on offer moving forward.
5G is on the tip of many people’s tongue. A natural evolution in this technology will see mobile internet speeds increase further.
Worcestershire will be one of the few counties with this new technology, and will lead the way with one of the UK’s 5G test bed. Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership (WLEP) has announced plans to build the UK’s first 5G test bed in partnership with the University of Surrey’s 5G Innovation Centre (5GIC).
The new test bed will focus on the 5G commercial applications with founder members and local leading companies, QinetiQ, Worcester Bosch and Yamazaki Mazak to further enable innovation in the Cyber Security industry and Industry 4.0. The test bed will also offer opportunity for selected entrepreneurs to test 5G capabilities in the new incubator, that will be located in the Malvern Hills Science Park.
In an increasingly competitive market place, with new suppliers, competitors and new technologies, business owners must remain vigilant of new developments within their infrastructure and will need to take further steps to ensure customer retention.
With better connectivity and developing technologies within the region, Worcestershire has a real advantage to stay ahead of the game and ensure that their businesses remain with a competitive advantage.