ICT, Tourism and hospitality 2018

5G Smart Tourism

West of England, UK


West of England Combined Authority



This testbed received funding from the UK 5G testbed fund. It will focus on delivering enhanced experiences for tourists using Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR), 3d motion tracking, and 4k 360° content streaming technology, in major attractions in Bath and Bristol, including the Roman Baths and Millennium Square.

What was tested

5G networks and tourism

Testbed purpose

The main purpose of the project is for the West of England to be a model smart urban connected community and leading 5G smart region.


Closed-off 5G network

Use cases

  • Testing innovation for verification and proof-of-concept
  • Capture competitive advantages from frontier technologies
  • Marketing and local economic development

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