5G testbeds: Digital Catapult is the leading UK 5G testbed provider, with the most experience and deployments to date. We advise and support government in delivering the £220M UK 5G Testbed & Trials programme. We delivered UK’s 1st non-academic 5G testbed in 2016, expanding across three sites (London and Brighton), and now delivering three more sites for the largest 5G Innovation project in Europe (5prinG).
5G testbeds design: Digital Catapult has been designing, developing and operating its own private 5G testbed, and delivering testbeds for third parties.
Network Service Orchestration: Management and Orchestration of network services is the process of programmatically changing the behavior of the network by smoothly coordinating the service chain deployment on top of virtualised compute and network infrastructure.
Network slicing: 5G network slicing is a network architecture that enables the partition of independent networks on the same network infrastructure exploiting Network Function Virtualization and Software Defined Networks. Each network slice is an isolated end-to-end network tailored to fulfil diverse requirements by a particular application.
OpenRAN: In partnership with the government-approved regulatory and competition authority, we are taking a leading role in supporting UK government’s 5G Supply Diversification Strategy by delivering a real-world OpenRAN interoperability, testing & standardisation facility, called SONIC (SmartRAN Open Network Interoperability Centre), that builds on top of our current 5G testbed facilities.
Cellular IoT: Internet of Things connectivity using cellular networks such as LTE-M and NB-IoT can be ideal for a wide range of time-critical use cases across most industry verticals.
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We bring out the best in business by accelerating new possibilities with advanced digital technologies. We support industries with advanced digital technologies to drive business innovation and growth.
We work with a range of organisations – including startups and scaleups, established businesses, investors, government and public sector, research and academia – to discover new ways of solving industry challenges, increase productivity and open up new markets.